Sophia Pfister
Cancer Researcher


I am a translational scientist specialized in immuno-oncology, precision medicine and oncology drug discovery.

During my PhD research, I discovered and patented 3 novel precision cancer treatments, led cross-functional teams and moved these discoveries to clinical trials, published in multiple high-impact journals and presented in international conferences.

During my postdoc, I invented 2 novel technologies: one to enable high-throughput screening for immunotherapeutic agents, and another to detect cancer early using deep learning, both of which have generated licensing interest from numerous bio/pharma companies.

Immunotherapy, personalised cancer therapies, precision medicine, epigenetics, CRISPR, synthetic lethality, in vivo models, kinase inhibitors, biomarkers, clinical trials, project management.