Our Team

Edith M. Hessel

Chief Science Officer

Edith M. Hessel is an immunologist with over 20 years’ experience in drug discovery and development. She has successfully pioneered novel target discovery platforms and advanced multiple therapeutics from inception to clinical proof of concept, both in biotech and pharma. Edith previously worked at Dynavax Technologies and then GSK, where she was responsible for the creation of the Refractory Respiratory Inflammation Discovery Performance Unit, adding multiple programs to GSK’s pipeline. Subsequently, Edith co-founded Mestag Therapeutics as Chief Scientific Officer, and then served as CSO at Eligo Bioscience in Paris. Edith currently serves on the Board of the Fraunhofer ITEM Institute and is a Trustee on the Board of the British Society for Immunology. She received her PhD from Utrecht University and trained as Post-Doc at DNAX Research Institute in California. In recognition of her scientific accomplishments, was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Manchester.