Head of Department – Science, Alpha-Telemed AG
Dr. Maliha Shah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, with her Bachelor‘s inNeuroscience and Cognitive Science (with Distinctions) & Master‘s in Biotechnology. She worked for a year in R & D in the field of diagnostics, at SRL Clinical Reference Laboratories in Mumbai, and simultaneously obtained a post-graduate diploma in Clinical Research from the Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI). She then moved to Germany for her PhD inParkinson’s disease at the Max-Delbrück-Centrum in Berlin, and upon completion of the project, immediately entered science- management where she was in charge of an Indo- German International PhD Program, developing ties with the Indian Embassy. Thereafter, she took on the role of post-doctoral researcher at a neuroradioimaging company also in Berlin (Piramal Imaging GmbH), where she spearheaded a R & D project focusing on Alzheimer’sdisease, before defending her PhD with summa cum laude. At present, she is Head of Department – Science at a company which provides telemedicine systems for Parkinson‘spatients, Alpha-Telemed AG, Berlin (aTM). aTM-India, the daughter company, scheduled for a pilot-launch in India, is Maliha’s brainchild. All in all, she has 16 years of scientific experience, comprising 3 publications and contribution towards one patent, attendance at over 35 conferences & trade-fairs, and a home-base on 3 continents. Aside from science, she speaks 8 languages, has travelled to 45 countries, has participated in over 100 races (running and/or swimming) and is President of the Penn Alumni Club of Germany.
Area of interest / expertise:
1. Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, aging & neurodegenerative disorders
2. Indo-German business outreach & network-leveraging; cross-cultural skills
3. Communication, presentation, marketing, sales & outward-facing responsibilities