Core Team

Meet the Core Team

 

  • Thibault Jonckheere

    Thibault Jonckheere

    — CEO

    Thibault started his career in the utilities sector, holding several financial and consultancy positions. In 2013 he joined MaSTherCell (cell therapy CDMO), where he helped grow the company from 10 to over 90 persons in less than 3 years. In 2016 he joined ImmunXperts to apply his competences to the development of innovative therapies. Thibault holds a Master of Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

  • Sofie_Pattijn

    Sofie Pattijn

    — CTO

    Sofie has over 20 years of experience in the field of immunogenicity assessment (vaccines and biotherapeutics). She has extensive hands-on lab experience and has managed and coached several In Vitro teams over the last decade. From 2008 till 2013 she was Head of the In Vitro Immunogenicity group at AlgoNomics (Ghent, Belgium) and Lonza Applied Protein Services (Cambridge, UK). Prior to that, she worked at Innogenetics, Belgium for over 15 years.

  • Mayuko

    Mayuko Oh Wong

    — Sales Manager

    Mayuko has 9 years of experience as a distributor of technologies from a variety of areas, such as bioinformatics and cancer models. She worked with over 10 biotech companies, including AlgoNomics, and successfully launched new markets for them in Japan. Later she joined Lonza for 4 years as the sales manager for both the Custom Manufacturing Organization and Applied Protein Services departments.

  • Brecht_Hoedemaekers

    Brecht Hoedemaekers

    — Project Manager

    Brecht holds a Master in Biomedical Sciences (UHasselt, 2009). He started at AlgoNomics (Ghent, Belgium) as a Research Technician in 2010 and later joined Lonza’s Applied Protein Services group (Cambridge, UK) as Scientist. Over a period of almost 4 years, he worked in a customer focused environment and gained experience in the development and implementation of cell based assays in the field of immunogenicity of biotherapeutics and biosimilars.

  • Séverine Giltaire

    Séverine Giltaire

    — Senior Scientist

    Séverine has 4 years of experience in research and development. After her PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Namur (2006-2010), she worked 2 years at Quality Assistance as an analyst R&D and gained experience in cellular assays. From 2013 to the beginning of 2015, she successfully managed a scientific research project between the University of Namur and StratiCELL, where she acquired in-depth knowledge in T cell culture and activation.

  • Juliette Lamy

    — Senior Scientist

    Juliette holds a Master degree in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), which included an internship at UCB. After complementing a 4 year doctoral research project on the inhibition of immune responses in cancer at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Brussels, she joined the team as Senior Scientist specialized in immuno-oncology.

  • Thibaut Janss

    ─ Senior Scientist

    Thibaut holds a Master degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular biology from the University of Liège. He acquired his PhD (2012-2016) at the GIGA research center in Liège, where he acquired a strong experience in the immunology field, working on dendritic cells and T cells interactions. During this period, he also developed an in-depth knowledge of flow cytometry. He joined ImmunXperts as a Senior Scientist at the beginning of 2017.

  • Jana Schockaert

    ─ Scientist

    Jana holds a Master degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ghent since 2016, with a specialization in the field of immunology by completing a thesis project about Natural Killer cell differentiation. She started her career as Research Associate in the Cell Based Solutions team at Ablynx, where she gained experience in performing various flow cytometry based assays. She joined ImmunXperts as Scientist in August 2017.