Catherine Milne

Company: EDQM

Catherine Milne received her doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics in 1994 and subsequently conducted independent research as a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England in the field of molecular genetics and developmental biology. Since 1999 she has been at the Council of Europe, European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) where she is the scientific officer responsible for the Networks of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) involved in Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) of human vaccines, medicinal products derived from human blood and plasma, and veterinary vaccines respectively. She is also involved in the EDQM Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) and has coordinated a number of projects for the standardisation of methods and reference materials for the evaluation of human and veterinary vaccines and medicinal products derived from human blood and plasma with a focus on the 3Rs (reduction, refinement and replacement of animal use).