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LIESBET LAGAE, IMEC
PROGRAM DIRECTOR LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES


Liesbet Lagae is co-founder and currently Program Director of the Life Science Technologies in imec. In this role, she oversees the emerging R&D, the public funded activities and early business creation.  She holds a PhD degree from the KU Leuven, Belgium for her work on Magnetic Random Access Memories obtained under an IWT grant. As a young group leader, she has initiated the field of molecular and cellular biochips leveraging silicon technologies at IMEC, Belgium. The life science program has grown from emerging activities to a mature business line that provides smart silicon chip solutions to the life science industry.  Applications include medical diagnostics, point-of-care solutions, DNA sequencing, cytometry,  bioreactors, neuroprobes, implants.    She holds a prestigious ERC consolidator grant for developing a platform on single cell analysis and sorting.  She has (co-) authored 125 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and holds 15 patents in the field. She is also part-time professor in nanobiotechnology at KU Leuven/Physics department.

 

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