Board Members

Board Members

Cergentis is supported by an internationally-experienced Board of Directors, together with a Scientific Advisory Board comprising top researchers in the fields of genetics and cell and molecular biology.

Board of Directors
Prof Dr. Wim van Criekinge

Wim van Criekinge is Professor in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics at Ghent University within the faculty of Bioscience Engineering. He brings over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry as a strategic, scientific consultant and business executive in diagnostic and biotech companies.

Dr. Dirk Pollet

Dirk Pollet is an industry veteran and currently CEO of Enzyre. He heralded the acquisition of Multiplicom by Agilent as the CEO of Multiplicom.

Maja Sanders

Maja Sanders, also an industry veteran, currently holds supervisory roles at various non-profit and for-profit organizations, and has built up extensive managerial experience in the private equity industry.

Dr. Jan Groen - Chairman

Jan Groen has an impressive track record of building several successful commercial diagnostic companies in both Europe and the USA with a focus on emerging technologies, product development and commercialization.

Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Frank Grosveld

Frank Grosveld is a professor at the Dutch National Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and a fellow of the Royal Society. He is head of the Cell Biology Department at the Erasmus MC and former interim head of its Clinical Genetics Department.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Linn

Sabine Linn is a group leader at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Professor of Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center Utrecht. She specializes in the molecular mechanisms underlying drug sensitivity and the development of personalised medicine.

Prof. Dr. Han Brunner

Han Brunner is a professor and Head of the Department of Human Genetics at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He has served on the board of the Dutch Human Genetics Society and as chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics. Han Brunner is the president-elect of the European Society of Human Genetics.

Prof. Dr. Wouter de Laat

Wouter de Laat studied biology at the Utrecht University and received a PhD in molecular biology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He develops and pioneers the use of 3C technologies in DNA diagnostics and research, aimed to understand the structure and function of the genome. Professor De Laat is co-inventor of the TLA technology, group leader at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht and Professor in Biomedical Genomics at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

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