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Invited talk Rudi Pauwels
Thursday, 10/Dec/2020:
5:40pm - 6:20pm

Session Chair: Ann Van den Bruel

Session Abstract

Dr. Rudi Pauwels (1960, Belgium) is a pharmaceutical scientist and serial biotech entrepreneur with a 35 years successful career in both academia and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. His research and entrepreneurial choices were essentially driven by his views on current and future medical needs. He shared the passion to advance medicine with multi-disciplinary teams of scientific, technological and clinical experts with whom he generated the solutions that are making an impact in the healthcare market and that are benefitting many patients around the world. He is Founder & President of the Praesens Foundation ( that addresses the needs for better preparedness and response to disease outbreaks. His current activities further include the role of Executive Chairman of imec/John Hopkins’ spin-out company miDiagnostics ( and board positions in various companies and research institutes. In 2016, he was received as Honorary Speaker at the Distinguished Technopreneur Speaker (DTS) Forum in Singapore, for excelling and inspiring in innovative value creation and unleashing the potential of technological innovation. In July 2016, he was honoured with the title ‘Commandeur in de Leopoldsorde’ by the King of Belgium.

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5:40pm - 6:20pm

High Impact Pandemics: From Crisis to Preparedness

Rudi Pauwels

Praesens Foundation, Belgium


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