Dr. Wim Van Criekinge graduated in 1994 as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he also earned his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1998. Today he holds a part-time Professorship at the same university, where he is head of the laboratory for computational genomics and bioinformatics (Biobix) within the department of molecular biotechnology. He is a founding partner of NXT-GNT, a next generation sequencing facility and board member of N2N (nucleotides 2 networks), a multidisciplinary platform grouping systems biology expertise at the University of Ghent. In 1997 he was co-founder and director of Devgen, a biotechnology company, which had a successful IPO in June 2005. Dr. Van Criekinge has also worked as a consultant for the government (iHealth) and various biotech companies, and he currently serves as VP of Science & Technology at MDx-Health. Dr. Van Criekinge has published over 130 peer reviewed papers in topics ranging from epigenetics to biotechnology, translational medicine, bioinformatics, ICT, pharmacogenomics, eHealth, biobanking, omics, and biomarker research.