Domenico Merante

Dr Domenico Merante completed his degree in medicine in 1988 at the age of 25 and in 1993 became specialist of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic diseases, both degrees obtained at the University of Pisa/Italy. Dr Merante is currently Clinical Research Lead TA Orphan/ Nephrology at CSL Vifor in Glattbrugg, Switzerland. He previously worked at Sosei Heptares in 2018-2019 as VP of Clinical Development and at Shionogi as VP and Head of Clinical Science in 2017 and 2018. Between 2007 and 2016 he covered the role of Senior Director of Clinical Development at Daiichi Sankyo Development Ltd, UK heading the European Frontiers/Opportunity Department. Dr Merante had previously worked at GSK Italy, Eli Lilly Italy, Novo Nordisk UK and Laboratori Guidotti Italy in several clinical positions. So far Dr Merante has spent 28 years in drug clinical development working in Italy, UK, US and Switzerland in multiple therapeutic areas. These include diabetes and complications (i.e. macular edema and neuropathic pain), fibromyalgia, endocrinology area (i.e. growth hormone deficiencies, Cushing syndrome), severe hypertension, infectious diseases, hematology and nephrology/orphan and rare diseases. Dr Merante has to date 119 publications amongst full papers, abstracts as either main author or co-author and oral presentations made during scientific or industry-based conferences.