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Charles Edward Berkoff

Charles Edward Berkoff, British, American pharmaceutical and biotech consultant. Chartered chemist. Monsanto Research fellow Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1956-1959; Fulbright scholar, 1959-1960; recipient Statue of Victory World Culture prize Centro Studi e Ricerche Delle Nazioni, 1985.


  • Berkoff, Charles Edward was born on September 29, 1932 in London. Arrived in United States, 1963, naturalized, 1975. Son of Maurice and Dora (Landy) Berkoff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1st class honors), University London, 1956. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Imperial College, University London, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, University London, 1959.


    • Director GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, 1964-1983. Executive vice president ImuTech, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, 1983-1984. President, Chief Executive Officer Antigenics, Inc., Horsham, 1984-1989, Creative Licensing International, Inc., Sarasota, Florida, since 1987, CEBRAL, Inc., since 1987.

      Research fellow Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1959-1960. Senior research fellow Southampton University, England, 1960-1961. Member Advisory Council Smithsonian Science Information Exchange, Washington, 1976-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered chemist.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee numerous United States and foreign patents.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Fellow American Chemical Society, Royal Society Chemistry. Member American Arbitration Association, Entomological Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, Licensing Executives Society Clubs: Engineers Club of Philadelphia.



    Writing, tennis, guitar, bridge, swimming.


    • Children: Timothy, David, Kevin. Married Heide-Gisela Triesch, 1997.
    • father: Maurice Berkoff
    • mother: Dora (Landy) Berkoff
    • spouse: Heide-Gisela Triesch
    • children: Timothy Berkoff
    • David Berkoff
    • Kevin Berkoff
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    Born September 29, 1932
    • 1956
      University London
    • 1959
      Imperial College
    • 1959
      Imperial College
    • 1964 - 1983
      Director, GlaxoSmithKline
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      executive, vice president ImuTech
      Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      president, Antigenics
      Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      Chief Executive Officer, Antigenics
      Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1987
      president, Antigenics
    • 1987
      Chief Executive Officer, Antigenics
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