Dr. Andrea Laslop joined AGES, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, on January 1st, 2006. She is heading there the Scientific Office, which constitutes the link to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with a focus on the different types of centralised European procedures during drug development, marketing authorisation applications and life-cycle management. Prior to this Andrea Laslop worked as an associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Already during her engagement at the university she was appointed as member to several working groups of the EMA, e.g. the Efficacy Working Party in 1998, the Paediatric Expert Group and the Scientific Advice Working Party in 2003, in the latter serving on an ongoing basis. In June 2007, she also became alternate member of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products of the EMA, where she is representing Austria now as the full member since January 2009. Andrea Laslop studied medicine at Innsbruck University where she earned her MD and later on specialized as a pharmacologist. Her professional career included several sojourns for joint research projects at the NIMH in Bethesda, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. Since November 2007 Andrea Laslop served as the president of the Austrian Pharmacological Society and from November 2011 as vice president.