Mark Fidock

Vice President & Head of Precision Medicine Diagnostic Development
Mark Fidock
Dr Mark Fidock, PhD, is Vice President of Precision Medicine Diagnostic Development within the R&D Oncology Unit, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK. He received his PhD from the University of East Anglia, UK, in Molecular Pharmacology. Mark is a trained molecular biologist/pharmacologist and gained extensive experience in drug development early in his career whilst at Pfizer Ltd, Sandwich, UK. He supported the development and approval of 4 new therapies and provided leadership for the Biomarker and Translational Medicine activities across multiple therapeutic areas. Mark joined AstraZeneca in 2013 appointed to the role of Head of Precision Medicine Laboratories and a member of the Precision Medicine and Genomics Leadership Team. He has overall accountability for all clinical testing activities that enables diagnostic development and regulatory approval. Mark leads a global multidisciplinary team providing strategy and direction in the development of Companion Diagnostic tests linked to targeted therapeutics across Oncology, Respiratory and Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism. These laboratory tests are deployed across both early- and late-phase clinical trials with the intent for global regulatory approval. By 2019 Mark had achieved >25 regulatory approved companion diagnostic tests across three major markets (USA, EU and Japan) linked to 4 AstraZeneca targeted therapies. Mark has a passion for innovative diagnostics science, driving research such as the use of artificial intelligence across tissue and molecular diagnostics to enable approaches that improve clinical testing outcomes with the ambition to change clinical care pathways. Mark has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and an active editor of the Journal of Precision Medicine. As an internationally recognised expert in Precision Medicine he holds an honorary position at the University of Cambridge and a member of the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine, Plymouth, scientific advisory board.


February 19 2020, 09:30
 - 10:00
Advances In Precision Medicine To Enable A Patient Centric Approach

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