Dr. Claude Bertrand is the General Director R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at Servier. Prior to this role, Dr. Bertrand was Executive Vice-President for Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer with a focus on Oncology, Neurology and Endocrinology at Ipsen, France (2011). In 2004, Dr. Bertrand joined AstraZeneca as Vice-President Discovery for Respiratory & Inflammation Research at Alderley Park, UK and in 2005, was appointed Global Senior Vice President for Respiratory & Inflammation Research Area overseeing R&D activities at three sites in the UK and Sweden.
Claude Bertrand has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has authored 20 chapters and has presented more than 100 communications at scientific meetings.
Dr. Claude Bertrand is a graduate in pharmacy from the University of Strasbourg, France where he also obtained his PhD in immuno-pharmacology and neurogenic inflammation. After a 2-year post-doctoral appointment at University of California, San Francisco, Claude Bertrand joined the Allergy and Asthma Unit at Ciba-Geigy (now known as Novartis) in Basel.
Stas Gayshan is Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and the founder of CIC Boston.
Stas leads the development of new CIC projects in the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. Stas works with governments, universities, large corporations, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, non-profits, funders, and other stakeholders to solve difficult problems, build powerful, interwoven innovation ecosystems, and help cities craft lasting, impactful outcomes.
A globally sought-after thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurship, Stas is often seen speaking at conferences and judging startup competitions around the world.
Stas Gayshan joined CIC in early 2014. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur, an attorney and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism.
Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston’s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and non-profit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College.More Details