Former PhD students


Etthel Windels (graduated in 2021) ORCiD

Postdoc @ Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)


Vincent Greffe (graduated in 2020)

Postdoc @ University of Antwerp (Belgium)


Pauline Herpels (graduated in 2020)

Process Engineer @ ExxonMobil (Belgium)


Taiyeb Zahir (graduated in 2019)

Postdoc @ Lisa Maier Lab, University of Tuebingen (Germany)


Joran Michiels (graduated in 2017) ORCiD

European, Belgian and Dutch Patent Attorney @ NLO (Belgium)


Valerie Defraine (graduated in 2017)

Team Leader Quality Operations @ Pfizer (Belgium)


Toon Swings (graduated in 2017) ORCiD

Life Sciences Technology Specialist @ VIB (Belgium)


Evelien Gerits (graduated in 2016)
Safety and Regulatory Affairs Officer @ infarAMA (Belgium)


Wouter Knapen (graduated in 2015)

Project Lead Launch Excellence @ Pfizer (Belgium)


Kristine Stepanyan (graduated in 2015)

Project Manager EASI-Genomics @ Genomics Core, KU Leuven - UZ Leuven (Belgium)


Shanjun Gao (graduated in 2015)

Clinical Researcher @ Henan Provincial People's Hospital (China)


Veerle Liebens (graduated in 2014)

Regulatory Affairs Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls Associate Manager @ Novartis (Belgium)


Ariany Colás Sánchez (graduated in 2014)
Professor @ Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas (Cuba)


Ann Jans (graduated in 2013)
Quality Assessor Medical Devices @ FAGG - Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (Belgium)


Cyrielle Kint (graduated in 2013)

Genetic scientist @ Diploid - Invitae (Belgium)


Carlos Galeano Mendoza (graduated in 2012)

Senior Scientist Crop Genetics @ BASF


Lara Ramaekers (graduated in 2011)

Global Portfolio Lead Biocontrol NPP (Belgium)


Maarten Vercruysse (graduated in 2011)

Principal Scientist @ Roche (Switzerland)


Valerie De Groote (graduated in 2010)

Teaching Assistant @ Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven (Belgium)


Roldan Torres Gutiérrez (graduated in 2008)

Professor @ Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam (Ecuador)


Karen Vos (graduated in 2008)

Information Safety Consultant @ Interleuven (Belgium)


Roseline Remans (graduated in 2007)

Associate Research Scientist @ Earth Institute (Columbia University) and Bioversity International (USA)


Kristien Braeken (graduated in 2006)

Expert Plant Protection @ Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (Belgium)


Maarten Van Guyse (graduated in 2005)

Teacher and guitar builder (Belgium)


Jan Verhaert (graduated in 2005)

Head of Regulatory Science Benelux @ Bayer Crop Science (Belgium)


Gunter Dirix (graduated in 2004)

IT Specialist @ DIXIT (Belgium)


Ruth Daniels (graduated in 2002)

Senior Scientist - Microbiology Expert @ Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium)


Bruno Dombrecht (graduated in 2001)

Head of Discovery Sciences @ VIB (Belgium)


Chuanwu Xi (graduated in 2000)

Professor Environmental Health Sciences and Global Public Health @ University of Michigan (USA)