The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Dr Anne-Laure Puaux, Head of Biotechnology & Commercialisation
I am an experienced business development leader in the life sciences sector. I started my career as an immunologist, and have held postdoctoral roles in academic and staff scientist positions within research and development departments of biopharma companies.
Prior to joining the Institute, I worked in Europe, the US, and Asia. As part of the global vaccine business unit at GlaxoSmithKline, I led new opportunities evaluation, business cases, and collaborative research projects, as well as designing, negotiating and closing deals with academic research institutes and biotech companies.
The unifying goal of my career has been designing partnerships that create value and are mutually beneficial, with an emphasis on developing early-stage assets from discovery to clinical proof-of-concept stage.