Wim Van Criekinge

Wim, together with Jan, is founder of Novalis Biotech Incubation. Wim is a professor in computational genomics and bioinformatics at the Ghent University, and has strong track record for practical application of his expertise into innovative biotech business concepts

Wim Van Criekinge PhD, is a tenured professor at the University of Gent. He founded and heads the laboratory for computational genomics and bioinformatics (BIOBIX) as well as the core sequencing facility (NXTGNT) with global collaborative reach across applied bioscience and clinical discovery.  Wim’s lab was the first to employ routine whole epigenomics sequencing at scale in pursuit of diagnostic discovery and his lab has published results in nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Wim has successfully applied his knowledge in bioinformatics, (epi)genetics and diagnostics through extensive collaborations as well as in founding innovative start ups that resulted in successful exits (Devgen, Genohm, … ). He currently serves as the CSO of MDxHealth, a public biotech company with focus on uro-oncology, and holds several board memberships in biotech start-up biotech companies. Wim holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1998.

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