Claudia has been in the field of Antibiotics R&D since 2005. She is a Molecular Biologist by training with a PhD in BioPharmaceutical Microbiology obtained in 2002 from University of Catania (IT) followed by research stays at the University of Camerino (IT) and Technical University of Denmark. She started her industrial career in Basel, CH, in 2005 working initially in Biotech (Arpida, Polyphor) and afterwards in Pharma, joining Roche antibiotics R&D in 2013. During these years in industry, Claudia served as discovery project leader & non-clinical pharmacology cross-functional expert in advanced programs, including iclaprim, murepavadin and nacubactam. While being in Roche she led the zosurabalpin project from discovery to the stage of entry into clinic. In parallel she is currently leading the translational microbiology team and co-leads the Roche antibiotics discovery team.