Metin Coplan
Supervisory Director

Dr. Metin Colpan

Dr. Metin Colpan is a co-founder of QIAGEN and was the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director from 1985 to 2003. Dr. Colpan has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2004 and has served as Chair of the Science & Technology Committee since 2014. He has been a member of the Nomination & ESG Committee since 2015. Prior to co-founding QIAGEN, Dr. Colpan was an Assistant Investigator at the Institute for Biophysics at the University of Düsseldorf. He has extensive experience in sample technologies, in particular the separation and purification of nucleic acids, and has many patents in the field. Dr. Colpan obtained his doctorate and master’s degree from the Darmstadt Institute of Technology.