Anissa Boumlic-Courtade, PhD is Associate Director for the vaccine initiative in EMEA with Merck. Dr. Boumlic-Courtade joined Merck- in 2009. She has held various positions focused on downstream processing, virus safety, and monoclonal antibody and vaccine manufacturing. Dr. Anissa Boumlic-Courtade holds a M. Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie (ESBS) de Strasbourg (France) and a PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from the University of Strasbourg co-directed with the University of Thessaly (Greece).