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Host

Dr. Inés Dawson

Science communicator and Oxford graduate (DPhil Biomechanics of Insect Flight)

Inés is a science communicator and Oxford graduate (DPhil Biomechanics of Insect Flight). She runs the award-winning bilingual YouTube channel Draw Curiosity, and makes science stories interesting and accessible for a wide range of audiences. An enthusiastic and entertaining educational speaker, Inés uses creativity to make complex subjects simple and fun.

Guest

Silke Leiser

Profile Byline

Silke is a biologist who has previously studied at the Universities of Mainz and Würzburg. She joined Merck's CTS (Clinical Trial Supply) in 2005 – gaining experience in the global clinical trial business. Silke leads innovations and technologies for clinical trial supplies, CPD, and the Healthcare business of Merck. Her work spans the fields of digitalization of CTS processes, interactive response technologies, material demand planning, as well as optimizing supply activities supported by simulation software tools. In the field of patient-centric approaches, Silke focusses primarily on adherence monitoring, supporting patients in the correct intake of medication during clinical trials.

Guest

Simone Arnold

Profile Byline

Simone has a university degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Her professional career began in Analytical Development and has since held various positions in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development (CPD) field, as well as at the Healthcare business of Merck. Simone has extensive project experience and focuses chiefly on late-stage drug development. As of July 2021, Simone heads the new CMC Project Strategy & Innovation organization, which is tasked with accelerating innovations for development projects to help deliver future-focused and customer-centric medications.

Guest

Jesper Hassel

Profile Byline

Jesper is the co-founder and CEO of Mevia. An Industrial Engineering graduate from Chalmers Technical University, Jesper brings existing experience in management consultancy, offshore oil drilling, and sales to his current position. Mevia has focused on medication adherence since it was founded in 2014 – delivering customized, real-time adherence solutions to support patients and healthcare professionals. The company aims to be an innovative partner for healthcare companies, delivering reliable adherence data in real-time.