Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

After a training in Internal medicine and Gastro Enterology and a Ph.D  in the program of Molecular Oncology at the Center for Human Genetics, KULeuven, I became in 09-2003 an Associate Professor in the Dept of Gastro Enterology,  Digestive Oncology Unit, UZ Leuven.  I work as a part time clinician, part time researcher (Senior Clinical Investigator of the Fund for Scientific Research- Flanders (Belgium)) , with a focus on basic and translational research in colorectal cancer. I am a Board member of the EORTC and lead the Translational Research Division at the EORTC.

As a lab leader, my translational  research projects involve molecular subclassification of colorectal cancer, prognostic  and predictive marker discovery, biomarker test qualification and innovative trial designs. I work closely with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics  for  over 7 years.