Qiagen Co-Founder Detlev Riesner, has retired as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He served on the board since 1996 and as chairman since 2003. Werner Brandt will become the new chairman. All other members of the supervisory board — Stéphane Bancel, Metin Colpan, Manfred Karobath, Lawrence Rosen, and Elizabeth Tallett — are being proposed for re-election to one-year terms at the annual general meeting. In addition, Elaine Mardis is being proposed for election as a new member. Mardis is co-director of the Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the Robert E.