Melody JanssenTrainer and Independent Consultant at Scientia Potentia Consultancy
As a trained immunologist and virologist, Melody Janssen entered the fascinating world of biologics during her PhD.
She focused on investigating why biologics induce the formation of anti-drug antibodies especially in the presence of protein aggregates. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Janssen established herself in the areas of bioanalysis and immunogenicity testing by spending numerous years as a project leader, trainer and senior expert in CROs and biotech companies. She worked predominantly on developing and validating ligand-binding and cell-based assays for PK/Tox and immunogenicity studies for biologics, biosimilars and vaccines.
During her role as the head of non-clinical development at Mymetics, a viral vaccine company, she also extended and added to her expertise the production of biologics, vaccines and ATMPs and the aspects of potency assays and GMP. Currently Dr. Janssen focuses on freelance and interim management projects including (non-) clinical immunogenicity assessment, production of vaccines and biologics and teaching bioanalytical method validation workshops across Europe (and sometimes beyond).