Dr. Sebastiaan Theuns is co-founder of PathoSense. He is a veterinarian by training and has a strong interest in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. He obtained his PhD in 2015 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, under the supervision of Prof. Hans Nauwynck and Prof. Jelle Matthijnssens.
Prof. Hans Nauwynck is co-founder of PathoSense. He is a globally respected expert on viral diseases in various animal species. In his career he trained more than 70 doctoral students and his research led to strong valorisation, such as multiple patents, licenses and 2 spin-offs.
Nick Vereecke is R&D scientist. He holds a Master's degree in Biomolecular Sciences and obtained his diploma from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is conducting doctoral research in close collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and has a strong interest in bacteriology and bioinformatics.
Marthe Pauwels is a laboratory technician. Marthe Pauwels graduated from the Odisee Hogeschool in Ghent as a Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology and obtained a postgraduate degree in forensic research. She takes care of the PathoSense analyses with the highest precision and has a strong interest in research.
Gauthier Danneels is a laboratory technician. Gauthier graduated as a Bachelor in agro- and biotechnology from the VIVES Hogeschool in Roeselare. He also followed an Educational Bachelor of Secondary Education. He takes care of the PathoSense sampling kits and the diagnostic analyzes with the utmost care.
PathoSense originated from the Laboratory of Virology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Our laboratories are located on campus. Did you know that the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was voted the best in the world for veterinary research four years in a row (2017,2018, 2019 and 2020)? You will agree that there is nowhere better to be surrounded by science.
Since April 2020, PathoSense has been participating in the largest and most prestigious accelerator program in Belgium: StartIT @ KBC! It is a great honor for us to participate in this and it is a recognition of our long-term vision on diagnostics. During a year we receive intensive guidance in the development of our start-up. Undoubtedly, this will only benefit our service to you.