Prof Damian O’Connell is Chief Executive Oﬃcer the Experimental Drug Development Centre at A*Star – the Agency for Science, Technology and Research based in Singapore. The Experimental Drug Development Centre is a national platform for drug and biomarker discovery as well as early clinical development.
Most recently Damian was Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery – Global Head of Clinical Sciences, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin – Germany. Prof O’Connell previously held senior positions within Pﬁzer Research & Development, Parke Davis, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Neurex. Prof O’Connell has both MD & PhD degrees from the National University of Ireland, has been a Medical Faculty member of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center as well as a member of the Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Department at the University College Cork, Ireland where he was a Professor of Clinical Research. He started his career in the Industry in 1998.
Prof O’Connell is an Adjunct Professor at University College Cork, Ireland; Member Expert Advisory Panel, Singapore Translational Cancer Consortium; Member Advisory Board Investigational Medicine Unit SingHealth, Singapore; Board Member INFANT Research Centre, Cork Ireland; Member Scientiﬁc Advisory Board, BluMaiden Biosciences, Singapore; Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine; Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine; Fellow of The Royal Academy of Medicine (Ireland); Member of the British Pharmacological Society; Member of the Drug Safety Executive Council (DSEC); Member American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Member American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
About BluMaiden Biosciences BluMaiden Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company headquartered in Singapore with the goal of developing microbiome-derived molecular therapeutics for patients with unmet medical needs. We have integrated a unique computational population-scale data acquisition platform with a therapeutics discovery platform.
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