Remko van Leeuwen has more than 25 years of research experience under his belt, both in the industry as well as in the academic arena. He has a medical background, and been trained as a clinical epidemiologist and has extensive experienced in clinical infectious disease management. He has obtained a PhD in clinical HIV studies. After completing his PhD, he decided on a career switch and he terminated his hospital based clinical activities. Over the last 2 decades, he has various positions in drug development and clinical trial conduct. He has designed and executed numerous clinical trials and pre-clinical development programs. He has been team leader of large multi-national successful research projects. He carries in depth knowledge of product development, including regulatory requirements, medical affairs, biostatistics and data analysis. He has followed the NIABA Masterclass of Biobusiness 2009/2010. In 2011 he founded Madam Therapeutics.