Laurent Mallet

EDQM-Council of Europe

Dr. Laurent Mallet obtained his Master Degree of Science in Biochemistry from Claude Bernard Lyon University in France. He completed his PhD work in Virology and Molecular Biology under the co-direction of Pr Michèle Aymard (National Reference Center for Enterovirus, Lyon, France) and Dr. François Pelloquin (Sanofi Pasteur, formerly Pasteur Mérieux Connaught). He obtained his PhD in 1996. After several positions within Sanofi Pasteur in France and in Canada, he has been the Global Head of Analytical Sciences within Sanofi Pasteur up to November 2019.

Since December 2019, he has joined the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, France. At EDQM, he is currently the Biological Standardisation, OMCL Network & HealthCare (DBO) Department Head.

He has been a member of several expert committees, EDQM Group 15 “Human vaccines and sera” at European Pharmacopoeia and stakeholder at the French Pharmacopoeia Committee “Biological Products and Innovative Therapies”. In addition, he has been involved in several WHO working groups on vaccines including the WHO Study Group on Cell Substrates.
In his new role, he represents EDQM in the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (ECBS), in the COVAX Regulatory Advisory group and in the ICH Q5 Expert Working Group.