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Chief of Translational Development

Mon parcours

  • 2000 PhD Neuropsychology Lyon 1

Formation conseillée

  • Bac > +5
  • Compétences recommandées

    • Scientific background
    • Curiosity
    • Open minded
    • Team work
    • Decision maker


    as a chief of translational development, my work aims at implementing the clinical drug development strategy for investigational drugs in neurodevelopment disorders.

    My missions are:

    – translating preclinical findings into relevant clinical assessments

    – developing the clinical development strategy, i.e. number of clinical trials needed, relevant study designs and assessments

    – building the expert network, in my current case, in autism, to identify the best clinical sites (US, EU)

    – building the dossier for submission to the health authorities, preparing the interactions wit the health authorities

    – presenting the strategy to internal and external stakeholders…

    After getting my PhD in Neuropsychology, I joined Roche (Switzerland) in the clinical pharmacology department, then moved to the Neuroscience early development department as clinical scientist, where I developed my expertise in neurodevelopment disorders (schizophrenia, Down syndrome, autism, CNS rare diseases) and paediatric drug development. After 8 years in this department, I joined Stalicla, a Swiss company developing personalized medicines in autism with a very innovative development strategy using disease modelling and systems biology technics to identify sub-populations with autisms.

    I am happy to share my personal experience in a big pharma., how I developed myself after academic research in a private environment.