Management

Denis Bedoret
Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Denis Bedoret joined Imcyse in September 2020 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Imcyse, Denis was Chief Executive Officer at MaSTherCell SA, Belgium and President of MaSTherCell Global Inc., U.S. for four years. Under his leadership, the Company expanded significantly growing from 60 to 260 employees and positioning as a leader in the field of CDMO’s dedicated to Cell and Gene therapies products. Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. acquired MaSTherCell and Denis managed the transition period. Prior to his position at MaSTherCell, Denis held the position of Chief Operations Officer at Quality Assistance S.A. a leading European analytical CRO where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. Before that, Denis served as engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, focusing on life science projects. Through these experiences, Denis has gained strong expertise in the global development of innovative human medical products with a focus on biologicals as well as in corporate strategy development and implementation. Denis holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine, a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the University of Liège and a postdoc in Immunology from Harvard Medical School.

Marie Gérard
VP Operations & Finance

Marie Gérard joined Imcyse in September 2015 as its corporate affairs manager and was appointed Vice President of Operations and Finance and Secretary to the Board of Directors in January 2020. She has 15 years’ experience supporting the growth of young innovative companies in the life sciences sector. Marie has held executive management positions in another biotech company, KitoZyme. She has supported companies in various roles such as finance management, financing, HR management, communications, administration management, corporate governance, quality assurance and IT. Marie holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from HEC - management school at the University of Liège.  

Antoon Van Oosterhout
Ph.D., VP Research and Development & CSO

Antoon Van Oosterhout was appointed Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer of Imcyse in January 2020. He has more than 25 years’ experience in research and development in the fields of immunology and asthma. Antoon is a guest professor at the University Medical Center of Groningen for Immunology of Lung Diseases. Prior to joining Imcyse, he served as Vice President of GSK’s Allergic Inflammation Discovery Performance Unit until April 2019. Antoon holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Utrecht

Jean Van Rampelbergh
Ph.D., VP Clinical & Regulatory

Jean Van Rampelbergh was appointed Vice President Clinical and Regulatory in January 2020 after joining Imcyse in March 2016 as Clinical Director and Independent Adviser. He has over 20 years’ experience in clinical trials management. Former Clinical Director at Sanofi Belgium, he held different positions at Janssen Research Foundation, Inserm, Organon, Sanofi-Aventis and Novellas Healthcare. Jean, holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Brussels (ULB)

Vincent Carlier
Ph.D., R&D Director Immunology

Vincent Carlier has been with Imcyse since its inception. He has been part of the Company’s management team since its foundation dedicated to the development of Imcyse’s technology. Vincent is in charge of R&D management, preclinical research and development, immunology and cellular assays, transversal research and read-outs. Vincent holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), and worked for different departments within KUL as a researcher: the Collen Research Foundation Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology and Life Science Research Partners (LSRP) on the development of the ImotopeTM technology.

Geoffrey Gloire
Ph.D., IP Director

Geoffrey Gloire joined Imcyse in 2016 as IP Director. He is in charge of the protection and valorisation of Imcyse’s intellectual property. Prior to joining the Imcyse team, Geoffrey was a Patent Advisor in Life Sciences at the University of Liège Technology Transfer Office from 2011 until June 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Liège and is a former FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher of the University of Liège  and INSERM in Paris.

Luc Vander Elst
R&D Director, In Vivo and Imotope Development

Luc Vander Elst has been part of Imcyse’s management team since its inception and worked for over 20 years on the Company’s technology. He is in charge of research and development management, ImotopeTM design and development as well as preclinical research and development. Luc holds an Engineering degree in Chemistry option Biochemistry and an M.Sc. in Immunology and genetic from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), and worked as a researcher for KUL in the Immunology Group of the Center for Vascular and Molecular Biology which is at the origin of Imcyse’s technology