headshot Jan Hellemans
Jan Hellemans
CEO, co-founder

Jan Hellemans is one of the founders of Biogazelle and CEO since 2007. 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 Discovery, Diagnostics and Therapeutics divisions within 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.

headshot Ariane De Ganck
Ariane De Ganck
business unit manager Discovery & Diagnostics

Ariane De Ganck has a Master in Biomedical Sciences and obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences after doing 4 years of cancer research at the Department of Medical Protein Research at VIB-UGent. As project manager of RNA biomarker discovery projects at Biogazelle, Ariane has become an expert in the domain.

As product manager, she introduced state-of-the art transcriptome profiling workflows to the company’s portfolio, focusing on clinically relevant samples. These same technologies are now the building blocks of Biogazelle’s RNA biomarker discovery and diagnostics business unit, currently lead by her.