Some scientists dream of genes. Cenk Ündey dreams of intelligent data flow through the value-added chain of biotherapeutic protein development. Ündey is an Executive Director of Process Development at Amgen. He sits down with The Chain to describe a system of streamlined and effective data management at every step: From molecule delivery to working with suppliers. Thanks to advanced computing power, broader datasets, and improved storage, this dream is closer to realization than ever before.
Cenk Ündey, PhD, Executive Director, Process Development, Amgen
Dr. Ündey heads up Digital Integration and Predictive Technologies function in Amgen Process Development. Current research interests include in silico modeling (digital twins) of devices and various biologics and synthetics development operations, machine learning applications for intelligent manufacturing, AI and advanced control. Dr. Ündey and his team’s work were externally recognized receiving CIO100 Award in Life Sciences in 2013 for Amgen implementing advanced data analytical solutions. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees all in Chemical Engineering from Istanbul University, Turkey. He also holds an Executive MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. Dr. Ündey is based in Amgen’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.