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STEUKERS Lennert (Belgium)

Lennert holds a Doctor degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a PhD in Microbiology both from the University of Ghent. Following his International Research Fellowship at the G.A. Smith laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, Lennert became Team Leader in 2012 of the Microbial Mucosal Invasion Group, University Ghent, Belgium, where his research was focused on early events in the pathogenesis of human and animal herpes viruses. In 2014, Lennert transitioned to the role of Strategic Collaboration Manager at CMAST (CMAST delivers Project Management, Consulting and Business Solutions for the life science sector). Through CMAST, Lennert joined the Janssen Neuroscience Team in 2014 as the Project Management Lead for Janssen in the IMI European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project. In his current position, Lennert works as an Associate Director, Clinical Scientist, Experimental Medicine Neuroscience in early clinical development of promising therapeutic assets both in Mood Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases. In addition, Lennert works on several collaborative research projects including the “NeuroImmunology for Mood Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease (NIMA)” consortium and is currently the Project Lead for IMI Neuronet. Next to his clinical scientist role, Lennert has been one of the architects and drivers of the “Janssen Dementie Praatcafés” and is part of the Janssen Mental Health Diplomats – Belgium and The Netherlands where he is leading the Communication Strategy Workgroup. All contributing to raising awareness about mental health in the workplace and create a culture of inclusion for employees who are living with mental illness, either as patients or as caregivers or family members.



Last Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2020