dr. Katrien Vanheusden (PhD)

CRIG member
Katrien Vanheusden

CRIG project manager - CRIG Business Unit


As CRIG project manager, Katrien manages the construction of the CRIG industrial network for which she also acts as the central point of contact. With the business unit, one of the key points of focus is to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers and industrial partners and to actively pursue synergy between both parties. The scope of this multidisciplinary – cross-institutional way of working is to accelerate research and the establishment of new and better therapies for patients.


Katrien Vanheusden holds a PhD in Medical sciences and has almost ten years of industrial experience in R&D and preclinical and early stage clinical drug development, in the field of cell-based therapies and biologicals. Main fields of interest and expertise are immunology and oncology, design of preclinical efficacy and safety studies, biomarker development & validation, the application of a translational medicine mindset and project management.

Contact & links

  • Address: Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Blok A 032, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • ++32 9 332 63 37
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