headshot Jan Hellemans

Jan Hellemans

CEO, co-founder

Jan Hellemans is one of the founders of Biogazelle and has been CEO from 2007 to 2018. In 2014, he successfully established Biogazelle as one of the fastest growing Belgian technology companies. Jan has a master in Biotechnology, a PhD in Medical Sciences (Ghent University, Belgium) and over 15 years of experience in human genetics. He acquired extensive experience in next generation sequencing and genetic diagnostics from managing an academic core facility and introducing the corresponding wet and dry lab technology in a clinical diagnostics lab at Ghent University Hospital.

headshot Jo Vandesompele

Jo Vandesompele

CSO, co-founder

Jo Vandesompele has a Master of Science in Bio-engineering and a PhD in Medical Sciences. As Chief Scientific Officer, he is responsible for the scientific progress in the company. Jo also holds a professorship at Ghent University, studying non-coding RNA biology in cancer and developing nucleic acid quantification strategies. He is co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, together cited more than 30 000 times.