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Gezim Lahu

Senior Director and Global Head of Pharmacometrics at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Germany


Gezim is heading the Global Pharmacometrics unit, and also is a site head of Translational and Early Clinical Development at Takeda. Gezim is responsible for identifying, developing and utilizing different analytical/Modelling, Systems Pharmacology technologies and personalized medicine approaches that allow assessment of Disease, drug-exposure and biomarker response relationship in different therapeutic areas within the early and late clinical development. Before joining Takeda Pharmaceuticals Gezim headed the division of PKPD and Biomarker Sciences at Nycomed and was responsible for defining the PKPD and Biomarker strategies and development plans including the definition of the fit for purpose tailored Biomarker development, Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Modelling and simulation strategies in the translational space and for proof of concepts studies. Gezim has also headed the department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacometrics at Altana Pharma AG and continued to do the same at Nycomed GmbH before he took additional responsibilities in incorporating the biomarker research into the Translational Development. Previously he lead a team within DMPK at Altana Pharma AG. Gezim was also responsible for setting a PKPD and Pharmacology lab at NAD AG where he was engaged in CNS research. His expertise stretches through different therapeutic areas such as CNS, Inflammation, respiratory, metabolic diseases, oncology, GI, pain etc. Gezim studied, Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Greenwich, Toxicology at University of Surrey and completed his doctoral work at University of Tubingen. Gezim has authored book chapters and several publications in peer review journals, his topic of interest are Pharmacometrics, Systems Pharmacology, Experimental Medicine and Translational Research. Gezim is a member of CPSP Lake Nona leadership Council.

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