Dr Emmanuèle Gerdil graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Lyon in 1975, followed by 15 years of activities in Clinical Biology at Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France.
Dr Gerdil joined Sanofi Pasteur in 1990 in Quality Control of vaccines. In 1994 she was appointed Qualified Person and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Sanofi Pasteur MSD, the newly created European joint-venture between Sanofi Pasteur and Merck & Co, leading companies in vaccines and biotechnology products. In 2001 she was promoted Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs Europe at Sanofi Pasteur MSD. She gained broad experience in registration of vaccines in the European Union.
Dr Gerdil was an active member of the Regulatory Affairs Working Group of the European Vaccine Manufacturers (EVM), a specialized group of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA).