Klaus Klumpp

KLAUS KLAMPP, Ph.D.

KLAUS KLAMPP, Ph.D.

Dr. Klaus Klumpp, PhD has been Vice President of Discovery Research at Novira Therapeutics, Inc. since June 5, 2013. Prior to joining Novira, Dr. Klumpp led research and development activities for more than 15 years at Roche Palo Alto LLC, including leadership of teams at locations in Welwyn Garden City, U.K., Palo Alto, Calif., and Nutley, N.J. At the New Jersey site, he was vice president and global head of virology discovery. He served as Director of Virology at Roche Palo Alto LLC and Head of HCV Clinical Virology and the Viral Biochemistry Department at Roche. He was leading research and development activities at Roche in the area of viral diseases since 1997, after joining Roche from his previous position as Fellow at GlaxoWellcome Research and Development and European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) institutes. He led Roche Research Teams and also worked extensively in R&D collaborations with external partner companies and academic laboratories. He has an established track record of successful research and development activities that has involved collaborations with other companies and academic laboratories. He was responsible for the discovery and transition into clinical development of a number of new leads and drug candidates for the treatment of acute and chronic viral diseases, including influenza, hepatitis C, HBV, Dengue and HIV. In addition, he supported the clinical development of antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza virus infection and Balapiravir, Mericitabine and Danoprevir, new antiviral agents for the treatment of HCV infection. He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Savira Pharmaceuticals GmbH. Dr. Klumpp received a doctorate in virology from work performed at the Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham, Kent, U.K ., at the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany, and at the EMBL in Grenoble, France. He holds a diploma degree in biology from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.