Johanna Symmons

Johanna Symmons

Hungary
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New York, New York
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Johanna Symmons co-founded SCICONS (English & Scientific Consulting Kft), a biotech company which produces and distributes to scientists in over 45 countries worldwide four specialty antibodies that bind double-stranded RNA molecules. Customers include researchers at many internationally renowned research institutes, and the use of SCICONS antibodies is documented by over 400 scientific articles.

SCICONS’ vision is to help scientists do better research, and Johanna has spearheaded the company’s efforts to expand into new markets. 

Johanna originally trained as a lawyer in Germany and the United Kingdom. She has a passion for public international law and has worked as a legal researcher for the London Institute of Space Policy and Law. She was also a full-time financial journalist for several years, appearing in publications such as Financial News and The Wall Street Journal. She has also been involved with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at the national and international level in various roles. 

Johanna is currently a member of a charity that supports the development of the disadvantaged rural community where SCICONS is headquartered. She also sits on the board of United World Colleges Hungary, an educational non-profit organization.