Anissa Boumlic-Courtade, is Director, Head of the Strategy operationalization group within Bioprocessing Strategy, Process Solutions division of Life Sciences division of Merck kgAa, Darmstadt Germany. Anissa has more than 10 years’ experience in the Biotech industry mainly serving within Millipore then Merck since 2009 in different Technical, Marketing and Business roles, contributing to several collaborations with the industry in the field of viral safety, vaccines, and gene therapy. Anissa is a Biotech engineer by training (Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg) and holds a PhD degree in Molecular and cellular biology combined with Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the Universities of Strasbourg and Thessaly (Greece) respectively.
Anissa is passionate about sustainable and democratization of biomanufacturing in emerging markets in particular in Africa.