Dr. Tine  Laethem 


Tine heads the European Translational Pharmacology department of Merck Sharp & Dohme's.  In her current position as head of TP Europe, she is responsible for the Early Stage Development portfolio within  the Translational Medicine department. Over the past 15 years, she has gained strategic as well as operational experience with all regulatory and operational aspects of early drug development in  different therapeutic areas.Previously Tine worked for 3 years in the project management division of Janssen Research Foundation.  She graduated from the University Leuven as Pharmacist, obtained a  PhD at the Heymans Institute for Clincal Pharmacology,  and a post-graduate degree in European Business Administration.   She is a member of several professional organizations including member of the clinical trial task force of pharma.be and serves as scientific expert  in different government task groups on biomedical research.