Dr Anne-Laure Knellwolf joined EDCTP as Programme Portfolio Manager in April 2016, bringing broad experience in clinical trial project management. As Deputy Representative for Italy to the General Assembly (2012-2014), she actively participated in the preparations for EDCTP2. She holds a Medical Degree from Montpellier University and a Master’s in Integrative Biology and Physiology with a specialization in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology from the Paris-Sorbonne University.
For 10 years Dr Knellwolf worked in the private sector in R&D project management (Novartis/Switzerland and GlaxoSmithKline-Beecham/France). Moving to the public sector in 1998, she continued coordinating clinical trials and was co-responsible for setting up the first public clinical research unit in Paris public hospitals. In 2004, she became Scientific Project Manager at the Italian National Institute of Health. She led the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of several biomedical research projects funded by the European Commission among which were: NEAT (European network of excellence in HIV/AIDS clinical research); HIVERA (European Coordination for Harmonizing, Integrating and Vitalizing European Research on AIDS/HIV ); EUCO-Net (European Network for global cooperation in the field of AIDS & TB); PRIOMEDCHILD (European Coordination of Research on Priority Medicines for Children).