dr. Matthijs Vynck (PhD)

CRIG member
Matthijs Vynck

Postdoctoral researcher, Digital PCR Consortium and Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine  (UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Ward De Spiegelaere (PhD)


Research focus

Current research focus:
advancing digital PCR data analysis strategies, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art multi-color, highly multiplex digital PCR data; with applications in oncology, infectious diseases, and beyond. 


Matthijs Vynck obtained a Master’s degree in Bio-engineering: Cell and Gene Biotechnology (Computation Biology major) in 2013, a Master’s degree in Statistics (Statistical Science major) in 2017 and a PhD degree in Statistics in 2018. Starting 2013, he worked as a PhD researcher and teaching assistant at the BioStat lab (Ghent University). His research focus was on digital PCR data analysis strategies, with case studies in oncology and cytogenetics. He co-taught several courses on biological data analysis, and provided statistical consultancy services to fellow life sciences researchers. After obtaining his PhD in 2018, he took up a position as Bioinformatics/Biostatistics Scientist at General Hopsital AZ Sint-Jan, where he worked mainly on next-generation sequencing data analysis supporting the routine diagnosis, prognosis and therapy guidance of patients with hematological and solid tumors, and a research focus on molecular hematopoietic stem cell transplantation monitoring.
Starting 2022, he took up a post-doctoral position in digital PCR data analysis at Ghent University, where his work focuses on advancing digital PCR’s data-analysis methodology and applications.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Department of Morphology, Salisburylaan 133, entrance 78, 9820 Merelbeke 
  • Ghent University Digital PCR Consortium  
  • LinkedIn   
  • Matthijs Vynck is involved in Digital PCR Consortium. Digital PCR services are provided by the Digital PCR Consortium
  • Matthijs Vynck is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks