Gerhard Winter is a pharmacist by training. After his Ph.D. he worked as a R&D manager in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years. During this time he co-developed marketed formulations for e.g. Neo-Recormon, Retevase, Bonviva. He focused on protein formulation research and lyophilisation, topics he kept for his academic research when he became a professor for Pharmaceutical technology and Biopharmaceutics at the University of Munich (LMU) in 1999. Since then he has published about 50 patent applications, > 160 papers and innumerate abstracts in the field. 60 Ph.D. students have graduated under his supervision. Protein depots are a research topic he has bene working on since more than 20 years.