Dr. Bram Palache MSc, PhD, co-founded the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza in 1992, having been an Influenza Research Fellow at the Dutch National Influenza Centre. Since 2001 he has been a member of the External Affairs Working Group of the Association of the European Vaccine Manufacturers and in 2005 he joined their Influenza Working Group, which he co-chaired in 2009.
In 2003, he became a founding member of IFPMA’s Influenza Vaccine Supply International Task Force and has chaired its Policy Practice and Communication subgroup since 2004 he chairs. In 2006, he joined the Asian Pacific Advisory Committee Influenza group as an industry representative.
Dr. Palache received his MSc degree in Biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Medical Science at Erasmus University, Rotterdam in 1991. He initiated his professional career as a Clinical Research Associate at Solvay Pharmaceuticals in the Netherlands, gaining considerable experience in clinical development of new drugs as a ‘Clinical Group-leader’ in various fields.
From 1980, he worked for Abbott Biologicals (formerly Solvay) in Weesp, The Netherlands, as Clinical Research Project leader, Director Public Affairs for influenza and Global Government Affairs Director, Vaccines. In 2013, he started FluPal Consultancy BV., a private company providing expertise and services to Abbott and other third parties in the field of Influenza and influenza vaccinology.
Dr. Palache is author of over 50 papers, most of which were published in peer-reviewed medical scientific journals. He is co-author of the Rapid Reference book on Influenza, published by Elsevier in 2006 and translated in 5 languages.