Dr. Rudi Pauwels is a pharmaceutical scientist and serial biotech entrepreneur with a successful 35-year career in both academia and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry (Tibotec-Virco, Galapagos Genomics, Biocartis, etc.). His research and entrepreneurial choices were driven by his views on current and future medical needs. He shared a passion to advance medicine with multi-disciplinary teams of scientific, technological and clinical experts with whom he generated solutions that make an impact in the healthcare market and that benefit many patients around the world.He is Founder & President of the Praesens Foundation (www.praesensfoundation.org), which addresses the need for better preparedness and response to disease outbreaks. His current activities also include the role of Executive Chairman of IMEC/John Hopkins’ spin-out company miDiagnostics and board positions in various companies and research institutes.
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