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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.


Current Experience

  • Preclinical Scientist Leuven, Belgium
    Since May 2007

    Preclinical pharmacology, project management.

Past Experience

  • Post-doc position
    May 2005 --- May 2007


Self Assessment :
CompetitivenessProblem solvingStrategic thinkingService orientedTrustWillingness to compromiseSociabilityStrivingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOptimismInnovative thinkingApproachabilityAuthenticityCoordinationCreative thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceIndividualityAdaptability


Self Assessment :
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
LinkedIn Assessment :
In VivooncologyAnimal ModelspharmacologyProject CoordinationTeam LeadershipCardiologyLife SciencesOphtalmology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
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


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Wespelaar, België


Driving License
  • Yes