Alberto Di Consiglio

Technology Transfer Support, Ph. D.
Phone: +41 (0)21 693 2383

Short bio

After graduating in pharmaceutical biotechnologies in 2007 at University « La Sapienza » in Rome, I did a PhD in bone pathophysiology at S. Raffaele Science Park (Rome), where I focused my research in the characterisation of a mouse model of a rare genetic disease. In 2011 I moved to Merck Serono in Geneva where I had the opportunity to work as a patent and scientific information specialist in the Patent Department, where I handled part of the company’s patent portfolio related to biotech inventions.  Among other projects, I collaborated in the set-up of patent strategies related to the Merck Serono biosimilar business, and I was the contact person for some R&D projects carried on at the Vevey-sur-Corsier production facility, as well as for some fertility-related projects developed at Merck Serono Italy. I enrolled for the two-years CEIPI basic training course (Lausanne) that I completed in June 2014, and I passed the European Qualifying Pre-exam before the EPO in March 2014.

I joined the EPFL Technology Transfer Office on July 2014, first as a trainee and then as an IP specialist, focusing mainly on the fields of life science, chemistry and medical devices. In my role, I support technology transfer managers on intellectual property-related matters, such as patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, prior art searches and patent drafting. Furthermore, I keep updated and communicate to my colleagues on innovative trends in my fields of expertise, and I also improve and ameliorate the researchers’ awareness regarding IP matters.