Dr Menelas (Mene) Pangalos

 Subject: Neuroscientist, drug discovery and clinical development

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Contact details: mene.pangalos@astrazeneca.com


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Dr Menelas (Mene) Pangalos was appointed Executive Vice-President, IMED Biotech Unit, in January 2013 and leads AstraZeneca’s small molecule research and early development activities. Mene joined AstraZeneca from Pfizer, where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of Neuroscience Research. Previously, he held senior discovery and neuroscience roles at Wyeth and GSK. He completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and earned a doctorate in neurochemistry from the University of London. He is a Visiting Professor of Neuroscience at King’s College London and is a Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. Mene is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology. In the UK, Mene serves on the Medical Research Council, is on the Board of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), and a Non-Executive Director of the UK Precision Medicine Catapult.