Discovery Sciences, VIB, BE


Jérôme Van Biervliet, DVM, PhD, dipl ACVIM, Head of VIB Business Development, Head of VIB Discovery Sciences, VIB, Belgium

Dr. Van Biervliet has 20 yrs cross-disciplinary experience in the medical, business and biotech environments. Prior to taking up Business Development at VIB, he trained as a veterinary internal medicine specialist at Cornell University, was accredited by the American College of Veterinary Internal medicine and continued with a PhD at VIB finishing with a land-mark paper in Science. After his clinical and research training, Dr. Van Biervliet started as a consultant at Bain & Company, advising especially in private equity transactions.

As the Head of Business Development of VIB’s Innovation & Business unit, Dr. Van Biervliet is responsible for the BD team driving all industry collaborations, licensing of VIB assets and strategic collaborations. Dr. Van Biervliet was also the founder and current Head of VIB Discovery Science, an internal drug discovery unit at VIB with a team of industry-trained scientists creating a portfolio of innovative projects. In a short time, he was able to raise the necessary funds, assemble the experienced team and establish its credibility as exemplified by several license deals and 2 start-up companies. Dr. Van Biervliet is a member of the VIB management committee and involved in the overall strategy of VIB.