Melanie Rolli, a MD from Germany, is currently working at Piqur Therapeutics AG, a clinical stage biotech company in Basel, Switzerland, holding a dual role as Chief Operating and Chief Medical Officer. All operating functions, including Preclinical and Clinical Development, Business Development and Communication, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources report into her, while she reports directly to the Executive Chairman of the Board. Previously Dr Rolli was at Novartis Pharmaceutical AG for 14 years where she held positions with increasing responsibilities in global development, global safety and medical affairs. In her last appointment as Global Head of Medical Safety, she led the function across the company’s wide portfolio.

Dr Rolli received her medical education at the University of Heidelberg in Germany where she graduated with a doctorate in medicine and pharmacology with magna cum laude. During her clinical training she was also involved in research and education and was granted a research fellowship from the German Government and relocated to the USA to work at the SCRIPPS Research Institute for Molecular and Experimental Medicine in La Jolla, CA.

Dr Melanie Rolli lives in Basel Switzerland, is a Rotarian and enjoys improving her Golf game.