Leadership

Leadership

Shiri Diskin, Ph.D

Shiri Diskin, Ph.D

VP, Medical Writing

Shiri holds a Ph.D. in cell, molecular and developmental biology from Tufts University and a B.Sc. in life sciences from Tel-Aviv University. She has been a medical writer since 2009. Shiri worked as a medical writer and medical writing team leader at Teva until 2014. Since then, she has been working as an independent instructor and consultant of medical writing. Shiri is experienced in managing medical writing projects of early and late phase product development. Her expertise encompasses study-specific documents such as protocols and clinical study reports, as well as development-program documents such as investigator’s brochures and summaries of efficacy and safety. Shiri is experienced in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary clinical development teams, specifically safety, biostatistics and data management aimed at producing the highest-quality, most regulation-compliant, clear and informative documents while adhering to timelines.

In addition to regulatory documents, Shiri is an expert in writing scientific journal articles. She writes and edits manuscripts and teaches workshops to medical doctors and scientists on this subject. Her book on the subject has recently been published worldwide

Paul Malan

Paul Malan

VP, Biostatistics

Paul brings 17 years of experience in planning and executing clinical trials, study designs, statistical analysis and reporting. He joins Bioforum from IQVIA, where he began his career as a statistician in 2003. Over the years, Paul held roles of increasing responsibility at IQVIA, moving up the ranks to serve as Country Manager for the IQVIA Biostatistics and Statistical Programmer groups in South Africa. In addition, Paul led a major FSP program for IQVIA, overseeing the work of more than 235 biostatisticians and statistical programmers dedicated to a large, multinational pharmaceutical company.

As the Vice President of Biostatistics, Paul drives the growth and expansion of Bioforum’s biostatistics capabilities and expertise, responsible for the FSP division and Bioforum Academy in the areas of biometrics and biostatistics. Certified by the South-African University of the Free State, Paul holds B.Com in Econometrical Analysis, B.Com in Statistics (Hons) and M.Com in Statistics. Paul is also a member of the South African Statistical Association.

 

Irina Sher

Irina Sher

VP, Data Management

Holds a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. She has been a part of the Bioforum team for 7 years and is responsible for leading and overseeing all data management personnel, as well as directing and guiding the data management activities for the company. Irina develops and implements strategies and policies for data management that maximizes the quality, reliability, and efficiency of Bioforum’s services. She also ensures that our client’s requirements are always met to their standards and the industry performs its best practices.

Dafna Otiker

Dafna Otiker

VP, Statistical & Clinical Programming

Dafna has been a part of the Bioforum team for the last 8 years. She works in the area of data management, clinical programming, and regulatory submissions in all clinical studies phases, encompassing numerous therapeutic areas. Dafna holds a B.Sc. from the Hebrew University and an MBA from the College of Management Academic Studies, Bio-MBA Program.

Tanya Du Plessis

Chief, Data Strategies and Solutions Officer

As a certified clinical data manager, Tanya holds a M.Med.Sc in Hematology and Cell Biology from University of the Free State, as well as her project management professional certification. She has vast industry experience with over 14 years with IQVIA (legacy Quintiles). As manager of various data management operation teams, Tanya has actively lead strategies for customized data delivery solutions focusing on timely quality data. She has driven numerous innovation teams, and her dedication to optimal customer service/delivery is visible through her long standing relationships.

Limor Teomim

Limor Teomim

VP, Quality

Limor has over 20 years of experience in both manufacture and development of commercial and Investigational Medicinal Products within the pharmaceutical industry, quality management system, cGMP, GDP and local regulations. Certified by both the American and Israeli quality societies as a Certified Manager of Quality (CMQ), has served as a Quality Manager for LycoRed Bio and Nesher Solutions, companies specializing in development and production of sustained released micro-encapsulated, solid dosage forms. Prior to that, Limor held a position in QA of Starting Materials at RAFA Laboratories Ltd. Holds a MSc. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a BSc in Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Limor is also QA Director at IMP, Bioforum’s Clinical Supply Services.