Anette Sommer is a biochemist by training and has more than 25 years of experience in Pharma R&D. Anette is the Emerging Science & Innovation – Lead Oncology Europe at Pfizer. In this role, she is responsible for search and evaluation of novel preclinical stage opportunities for cancer therapies in Europe – starting from validated target up to IND stage assets and covering also R&D technology platforms.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Anette held several positions in drug discovery at Schering AG and Bayer AG, Berlin, Germany – covering all stages of the R&D value chain: from target identification to members in global project teams for clinical stage assets. As a Principal Scientist she supported external academic alliances and consortia, due diligences and the creation of a spin-off company in the ADC field. Anette studied biochemistry at the Universities of Hannover (Germany) and Glasgow (UK), obtained her PhD at the Medical School Hannover, and was a PostDoc at Schering AG. Anette is co-author of >50 scientific publications and >10 patent applications.