Geert Reyns holds a Master of Biology and received his PhD degree on the topic ‘Deiodination and sulfation as a tool of regulating intracellular thyroid hormone availability’ at the Biology department of the KULeuven under supervison of Prof. Darras in 2003. This research contributed to a project financed by the European Community, ‘Euthyroid’. The aim of this research program was to determine the molecular causes of neurodevelopmental deficits of preterm infants and to improve therapeutic treatments. After his PhD, he started working at the ‘Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in the ‘Center of Molecular and Cardiovascular Biology’ in Leuven under supervision of Prof. Carmeliet and Prof. Collen. He coordinated the preclinical evaluation of the therapeutic potential of pro-angiogenic compounds. This research project was a cooperation between Thromb-X (now ThromboGenics), VIB, Roche and other academic and industrial partners. In 2007, he joined ThromboGenics as team leader of the in vivo pharmacology department and was responsible for validating the in vivo pharmacology and the therapeutic utility of new compounds for cardiovascular diseases, ophtalmic and cancer research programs.
Preclinical Scientist Leuven, Belgium
Since May 2007
Preclinical pharmacology, project management.
May 2005 --- May 2007
CompetitivenessProblem solvingStrategic thinkingService orientedTrustWillingness to compromiseSociabilityStrivingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOptimismInnovative thinkingApproachabilityAuthenticityCoordinationCreative thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceIndividualityAdaptability
Animal models Diabetes R&D Scientific writingAnimal ModelsAnesthesiaBioavailabilityBiomarkersCancerCardiovascular diseasesData ManagementData AnalysisELISAEnglishEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)Fluorescent microscopyFluorescence MicroscopyHematologyImmunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunofluorescenceIn VivoInfectious diseasesInflammationAntibodiesEndocrinologyImmunologyLaboratoryLaboratory study designLabtechnicianMicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft Exceloncologyoncopeople managementPowerPointPre-clinical researchProject ManagementProtocolR&DScientific WritingTeam LeadershipUnderstand levels of research evidenceWestern Blotting
Skills and Expertise
Guide students Write papersAttend seminarsBiomarker Researchbudgeting of R&D activitiesCoach staffConduct literature searchescoordinating research projectsDesign efficiency studyDesign scientific projects (in biology)Develop study timelinesExecute scientific projectslifescienceManage projects resourcesOral presentationOrganise meetingsPublish scientific projectsWrite papers
PhD in Biology, General from Biology in 2003
PostDoc in Biology from Catholic University of Leuven in 2003