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Dr Maria Isaac, European Medicines Agency, UK

Dr Maria Isaac

Dr Maria Isaac is a Senior Scientific Officer at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the past ten years. During this time, her responsibilities have included conducting and overseeing over 550 scientific advice, protocol assistance, parallel HTA/SA/PA and qualification of novel methodologies, for a variety of therapeutic areas CNS, rheumatology, endocrinology, cancer, cardiology and orphan diseases. She has over 25 years' international experience in academic, clinical and regulatory fields.

A UK citizen and native of Spain, Dr Isaac qualified in medicine at the University of the Basque Country and obtained a Master's degree from Temple University, Philadelphia (USA). She is qualified as an Adult General Psychiatrist, as a General Practitioner, Pharmaceutical Medicine Physician (UK & Spain).

She has wide experience in molecular biology research as Research Fellow at University of Pennsylvania (USA) and in the Institute of Psychiatry (University of London, UK), as well as in clinical research. Her career has focused on novel and innovative pharmacological treatment, biomarkers, clinical outcomes and clinical management of mental illness.

Dr Isaac obtained her PhD in the psychopharmacology of depression at the University of London (Guy's Hospital 1998). She was a Consultant Psychiatrist & Co-Director of Psychopharmacology Evaluation Unit at the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust in London, and Hon Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, UK. She is Vice -Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrist's Psychopharmacology Special Committee (UK).

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