Andrea Kuemmerle

Associate Director, Clinical Sciences
Research & Development

What I do at MMV

I contribute to the development of the clinical strategy and design of clinical trials, including drafting of relevant clinical documentation. My role also includes analysing and interpreting results to provide recommendations and to ensure the efficient development of antimalarials across MMV’s portfolio.

Why I work at MMV

I strongly believe in MMV’s commitment to the fight against malaria. Since I was a student, my interest in the interconnectedness of infectious diseases and poverty guided my professional journey. I am thrilled to be part of MMV’s journey and to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable and under-served populations.

More about me

I am a pharmacist by training and obtained a PhD in the field of clinical pharmacology from the University of Lausanne in 2005. After having completed my doctoral studies, I obtained a Master of International Development and Cooperation from ETH in Zürich as well as a diploma in epidemiology from a university in Bordeaux.

I have worked in both academic and industrial settings, mainly in planning and managing clinical studies in low- and high-resource settings. I first joined the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel where I had the chance to work on diverse projects based in Africa. I also lead my own research activities including the management of students focusing on post-marketing safety, prescription behaviours and drug-drug interactions. I gathered additional professional experience in public health and epidemiology working at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, and at Novartis managing global clinical trials in oncology.

Ask me about

I love exchanging about tropical diseases, drug safety, traditional medicines, wildlife, and travels. I spend my free time with my kids & family, hiking, photographing, practicing yoga, and learning clarinet.