Mene Pangalos, PhD

Mene Pangalos, PhD


Professor Sir Mene Pangalos has served on the Absci Board of Directors since January 2024. He also serves as Co-Chair of Absci’s Scientific Advisory Board.

With over 25 years of experience in drug discovery and development, Sir Pangalos was instrumental in elevating productivity and scientific excellence at AstraZeneca. His tenure there is marked by substantial advancements in R&D productivity, the fostering of key scientific collaborations, and the spearheading of innovative research initiatives that resulted in the company’s drug success rate from pre-clinical studies to completion of Phase III clinical trials increasing from 4% to 19% over a five-year period.

An internationally acclaimed expert in neuroscience and drug development, Sir Pangalos has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications. His contributions to UK science earned him a knighthood from Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Additionally, Sir Pangalos serves on the boards of the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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