about us

CoBioRes (Collaborative Biotech Research) was founded in 2013 by emeritus professor Désiré Collen and is funded by Life Sciences Research Partners (LSRP). The laboratories and offices of CoBioRes are currently located at Campus Gasthuisberg, providing an excellent environment for scientific interactions.

CoBioRes aims to valorize promising academic research in the field of medicine and to translate this research into projects that are ready for business development. CoBioRes has 2 projects in its pipeline. One is focusing on the development of minimally toxic prodrugs of existing chemotherapeutics. The other project is evaluating the therapeutic potential of Placental Growth Factor (PlGF) in cardiovascular disease. CoBioRes is actively looking at interesting new research projects that fit the strategy of the company in order to fill the pipeline.

 

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Minimally Toxic Prodrugs

Minimally Toxic Prodrugs

We apply regulated, site-specific activation of chemotherapeutics to improve safety and efficacy.

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what we do

Oncology research
Cardiovasculair research
Pharmacology
Cell based assays
Preclinical models
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The Board

Désiré Collen
Désiré Collen
Chairman of the Board
Désiré Collen holds a M.D. degree (1968) and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (1974) from KULeuven. His team initially developed t-PA, still the most...
Nele Kindt
Nele Kindt
Board member
Nele obtained a master degree in Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in Medical Sciences (2008), both at KU Leuven. Immediately after her PhD, she...
Chris Buyse
Chris Buyse
Board member
Until June 2014, Chris BUYSE was CFO at ThromboGenics NV. He has 25 years of experience in international company finance and in running and...
meet the team

Nele Kindt
Nele Kindt
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Nele obtained a master degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (2008), both at KU Leuven. Immediately after her Ph.D., she...
Geert Reyns
Geert Reyns
Program manager
Geert holds a Master of Biology and received his PhD degree at the Biology department of the KULeuven in 2003. After his PhD, he started working...
Andrea Casazza
Andrea Casazza
Senior Scientist
After an education in Biological Science and a Ph.D. in Molecular Oncology, Andrea spent almost ten years at investigating the complexity of...
Lawrence Van Helleputte
Lawrence Van Helleputte
Scientist
Lawrence obtained a Master in Biomedical Sciences at the KU Leuven, followed by a PhD at the VIB & KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease...
Natalie De Geest
Natalie De Geest
Research Associate
Natalie trained as a Biochemist at the KU Leuven. After obtaining her PhD in Biochemistry, she spent 3 years in St Jude Children’s Research...
Marzia De Petrini
Marzia De Petrini
Lab Technician
Marzia obtained a master degree in Biological Science (2002) and a Specialization in Clinical Biochemistry (2005) from the University of Turin...
Marjan Diricx
Marjan Diricx
Research Associate
Marjan holds a Master degree in Biology. She started working as a research associate at the lab of Professor Ronny Blust in Antwerp, where she...
Tom Janssens
Tom Janssens
Senior Lab Technician
Tom has a bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. He started working as a lab technician in 2006 at VIB in the groups of Ed Conway and...
Marijke Pellens
Marijke Pellens
Lab Manager
Marijke joined the CoBioRes team from Oxurion (former ThromboGenics) as of beginning 2019. After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical...
Diane De Wyngaert
Diane De Wyngaert
Administrative Assistant
Diane holds a bachelor degree in informatics. She joined CoBioRes at the start-up as administrative assistant, where she is in charge of the...
Careers

Looking for a challenge?

CoBioRes is always looking for talented and enthusiastic professionals.

You can send your spontaneous application with CV to info@cobiores.be