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OEDES

The Oncode Exploratory Development Expert Support (OEDES) team provides guidance and advice when it comes to translating our fundamental scientific insights into new diagnostics and therapeutic strategies. Together with our scientists, OEDES optimizes the design of the most efficient and effective (pre-) clinical strategy for an early assessment of the benefit profile of our inventions. This includes the definition of a quantitative Target Product Profile ("How good should it be") and associated Proof of Concept (PoC) decision criteria as well as the identification of biomarkers with relevant predictive value.

OEDES has extensive experience in Exploratory Development in both major Pharma's as well as in small biotech across a large range of indication areas. OEDES consists of the following members:

Danny Burg

Danny Burg

OEDES member

Danny is a European Registered Toxicologist and has 20 years of experience in oncology drug development, which includes research positions at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Leiden University, and several positions within the pharmaceutical industry. In 2018 he co-founded D2Team, a consultancy company that provides non-clinical development services for the pharma/biotech industry. His experience covers bioanalysis, drug metabolism and biomarkers, and nonclinical toxicology support for small molecules and biologicals in all phases of drug development.

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Ellen Hulskotte

Ellen Hulskotte

OEDES member

Ellen Hulskotte has 20+ years of international pharmaceutical industry experience and a deep insight in preclinical and clinical drug development. As a global clinical pharmacology lead for projects in early and late phases of development she has designed and executed innovative clinical development plans and studies to milestones and budgets. She authored various clinical and regulatory documents and successfully interacted with regulatory authorities in Europe, US and Japan in writing and face-to-face. In 2018, Ellen became partner of Curare Consulting BV, a consulting company specialized in early clinical drug development of amongst others oncology compounds. Before, Ellen held several senior scientific and/or leadership positions at Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Schering-Plough and Organon, and was the clinical lead at Treeway - a biotech company aiming to develop therapies for ALS. Ellen became a registered Clinical Pharmacologist at the Centre of Human Drug Research (CHDR) in Leiden and earned her PhD in Biomedical Science at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) on HIV vaccine development.

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Paul de Koning

Paul de Koning

OEDES member

Dr Paul de Koning (1958) has a MD and PhD (neuroscience) both from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. After some time in academia (training neurologist) he joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1988. He worked at Solvay Pharmaceuticals as Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Head of CNS Development. At Zeneca he served as the Global Head Clinical Immunology and at AstraZeneca as Global Head ECG centre and Clinical Pharmacology Units. His last Pharma position was with Astellas as Global Head Pain Therapeutic Area and Vice President (VP), Global Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Exploratory Development. In 2015 Paul resigned from Astellas to take a sabbatical. He decided to pursue his ambition to use his experience and expertise to teach on (exploratory) drug development and mentorcoach (young) scientists in the areas of leadership (leadership effectiveness and cross-cultural leadership) and personal development. In 2016 Paul established his own company, Paul de Koning Coaching and Consulting. He completed formal coach training as well as formal leadership courses at universities in EU (Nijenrode, Rotterdam School of Management and (INSEAD) as well as USA (Duke). Paul teaches on drug development at Utrecht University and the Oncode Institute.

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Sophie Gerritse

Sophie Gerritse

OEDES member

Sophie Gerritse is PhD student medical oncology. After completing her medical school at the ‘Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’ she started in 2013 as a resident ‘Internal Medicine’ in the Rotterdam Region (Amphia Ziekenhuis Breda, Sint Fransiscus Rotterdam). Aiming to become a medical oncologist and with the current significant advances in basic and applied cancer research, she decided to pause her residency program to attend a full-time PhD-program within the medical oncology under the supervision of prof. dr. H.M.W. Verheul (Amsterdam-UMC, location VUmc and Radboud UMC Nijmegen). She is the study coordinator of several (Phase I, II) clinical studies with the main focus to optimize therapy with targeted agents in metastatic (colorectal) cancer. She has experience in the design, set-up and management of clinical trials and translation of pre-clinical results. In 2021 she will continue her residency in the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam.

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Emil Pot

Emil Pot

Business Development

With an educational background in law, Emil has gained over 25 years of experience as a patent attorney and business developer. In his capacity as business development manager at the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) he drafted and negotiated licensing, R&D and IP agreements and helped creating two start-up companies. He joined ActoGeniX as general counsel and was responsible for all business development, legal and IP matters. The company raised a total of €45MM in three consecutive financing rounds. Emil is a registered patent attorney, does business development for NLO and acts as CEO of Allero Therapeutics. At Oncode Emil helps to translate fundamental research to the market by developing and executing IP strategies, advising and assisting in company creation and building and maintaining stakeholder relations.


Business Development