Maria is currently Head of Precision Medicine for Biopharmaceuticals in AstraZeneca. In this role she leads the delivery of precision medicines and their associated companion diagnostics for drugs across a diverse range of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, renal, metabolism (CVRM), respiratory and immunology (R&I), microbial science and neuroscience. Maria has extensive experience in the field of precision medicine and companion diagnostic development. She has contributed to the successful launch of three personalised treatments in oncology and the delivery of over 30 companion diagnostic assays to the market to date. With over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry Maria has considerable knowledge of all phases of life science product discovery and development.