Dr Nicola Beaucamp was appointed Head of Process Research in Pharma Research & Early Development in 2015, based in the Roche Innovation Center Munich, Germany. In this senior management position she is responsible for pre-clinical and clinical supply up to phase I for the Roche Research unit in Europe. With more than 15 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, Dr Beaucamp has deep know-how in all phases of the R&D value chain. A biologist by training, Dr Beaucamp obtained her PhD from the University of Regensburg, Germany followed by a post as Post Doctoral Research Assistant at Bristol University, UK, in the Department of Medicine within the Neurobiology Group before joining Roche in 2005. An important part of her activities fostered development of accelerated processes and technology innovation. She is a member of the Roche Global Technology Steering Committee.