FEB 18 - FEB 19 2018

Industry Academia Alliances



Dr. Adeel Ajwad Butt

Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Clinical Epidemiology Research Unit
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Alexandra Glucksmann

Entrepreneur In Residence
Third Rock Ventures
Boston, MA, USA


Dr. Aubrey Watkins III

Director, Scientific Affairs
Search & Evaluation
Emergent BioSolutions
New Jersey, USA

Dr. Benjamin Shykind

Director, Neuroscience
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Carlos Malpica

Chief Executive Officer
MLP Vision Biotech S.L.
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Daniel Simeon-Dubach

Founder of Medservice
Biobanking consulting & services
Walchwil, Switzerland

Dr. Eric Fauman

Research Fellow and Head
Computational Target Validation
Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Gabriele Ronnett

Disease Interception Venture Leader, Gestational Diabetes and Obesity
Compound Development Team Leader
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
New Jersey, USA

Dr. Hadi Abderrahim

Lead Strategy, Healthcare and Biomedical
Research & Development
Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Javaid I. Sheikh

Professor of Psychiatry and Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Khaled Machaca

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Associate Dean for Research
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Laureano Simon

San Sebastian, Spain

Dr. Louis Herlands

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
abOde therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross

Nathan Cummings Professor and
Head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Development
Director, Center for Neurogenetics
Chair, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Maher Hakim

Executive Director
Qatar Science & Technology Park
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Marco A.E. Marcus

Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Hamad Medical Corporation
Professor of clinical Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Professor of Anesthesiology, Qatar University
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Nahla Afifi

Scientific & Education Manager/ Acting Director
Qatar Biobank
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Paolo Martini

Chief Scientific Officer, Rare Diseases
Moderna Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Rachel Meyers

Biotech Consultant
Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Richard O’Kennedy

Vice-President for Research
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Robert R. Ruffolo

Retired President, Research & Development
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Retired Senior Vice President
Wyeth Corporation
Madison, NJ, USA

Managing Director
Ruffolo Consulting, LLC
Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Consulting
Philadelphia, PA USA

Dr. Romana Tomasoni

Big Data Analyst
Gerenzano, Italy

Dr. Ronald Crystal

Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine
Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Sergi Trilla

Chief Executive Officer, Trifermed CBDO
Professor of Entrepreneurship in Healthcare, Ramon Llull University
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Thomas Caskey

Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA

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