Starting at Ghent University

(05-06-2020) Ghent University TechTransfer & the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) welcome two new colleagues

Laurien LenaertsLaurien Lenaerts graduated in 2017 as a master in law. After a short stopover at a law firm, she now resolutely opts for Ghent University. "Until recently I was not involved in scientific research at all. Now I am part of the legal team of Ghent University TechTransfer, and I revise contracts that are part of scientific projects. Like all Ghent University TechTransfer colleagues, I look forward to contributing to the valorisation process."

Tim DesmetTim Desmet also started a new chapter in his professional career. After a PhD in tissue engineering at the Department of Organic Chemistry in close collaboration with Ghent University Hospital UZ Gent, he started working as a chemist at Agfa-Gevaert. Returning to his alma mater as a business developer for the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) consortium ACT-T (Advanced Cell and Tissue Therapy) was an opportunity to capitalize on his passion for innovation. "This job offers me the opportunity to combine my technological knowledge and my interest in business. In addition, I can contribute to better, innovative health care and new, economic activity in Flanders and Belgium."

Starting in corona times is not easy. We wish them good luck!