Maud Kamal, PhD

Maud Kamal, PhD is the scientific manager of the department of Drug Development and Innovation at Institut Curie

She heads the scientific coordination unit of the Department of Drug Development and Innovation in charge of precision medicine projects and Institut Curie Molecular Tumour Board. She is currently involved in several projects among which RAIDs (Rational Molecular Assessment Innovative Drug selection), the first biobanking study for cervical cancer patients in Europe aiming towards implementing innovative treatment strategies based on patient molecular stratification. She has also been in charge of the management of the SHIVA trial, the first randomised precision medicine clinical trial.

Following a BSc and a Teaching Diploma in Sciences from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1999, she received a scholarship for a PhD programme in molecular and cell biology from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. After receiving her MSc in Cell Biology, she pursued her PhD studies in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Paris XII.  In 2007, she joined Institut Cochin in France for a Postdoctoral position and worked in collaboration with the research institute of SERVIER. She also holds a University Diploma in « Economic Valorisation of Research » from University of Paris VI.

Maud Kamal has published >50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and received The Curie Awards in 2017 (

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