Aita Signorell, PhD

Function(s)
Scientific Project Leader

 

Aita Signorell is a Clinical Research Scientist with an interest in medicines development and advancing their equitable access through implementation research. She has more than ten years of experience in the implementation of GCP-compliant clinical research projects as well as in executing community-based operations research, both conducted under challenging circumstances in resource-limited settings. Her core expertise lies in clinical trial operations including conception, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and managing complex clinical trials for (neglected) tropical diseases affecting vulnerable populations (malaria, sleeping sickness, tuberculosis).

Aita is a trained biochemist with a strong background in molecular parasitology.

 

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

Scientific Project Leader, Medicines Implementation Research Unit (MIRU), Swiss TPH, Switzerland


Higher education and qualifications

2008 – 2010: Postdoctoral studies in Biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

2008: Postdoctoral studies in Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern

2004 – 2008: Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern: “The Kennedy pathway in Trypanosoma brucei and its involvement in GPI anchor biosynthesis, EPG attachment to elongation factor 1A and cell morphology”

2000 – 2002: Diploma in Neurobiology at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel


Past professional activities
 

Jan 2017 - Dec 2019: Clinical Research Scientist, Medicines Implementation Research Unit (MIRU), Swiss TPH

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016: Clinical Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Medicine Unit (PMU), Department of Medicines Research (MedRes), Swiss TPH

Nov 2013 - Dec 2014:  Lead Clinical Research Associate in the Pharmaceutical Medicine Unit (PMU), Department of Medicines Research (MedRes), Swiss TPH

May 2011 - Oct 2013: Clinical Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Medicine Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

November 2010 – April 2011: Clinical Trial Assistant in the Medicines Research Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

 

 

 

 

No highlight Publications selected.