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Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé is a highly acclaimed molecular biologist attached to the UGent, one of Flanders’ five universities.

Dirk Inzé


Science Director
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Ghent


Professor Molecular Biology

His research concentrates on the mechanisms and control methods of the cell cycle in plants. In the field of plant science, Inzé is one of the most referenced authors.

For eight years, he was research director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Since 2008, he is also a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts. Together with plant genetics pioneer Marc Van Montagu, Inzé founded biotech company CropDesign, now part of BASF Plant Science.

Team Vesalius visionairies

Flanders’ life sciences industry: the perfect combo of biotech, medtech, pharma and healthcare

Defining Flanders’ life sciences industry as diverse is an understatement. From young start-ups to established local firms and multinationals: the entire value chain – from research and discovery to development and commercialization – is represented in Belgium’s northern region. Thanks to fertile cross-pollination between biotech, medtech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Flanders offers a unique life sciences ecosystem that is underpinned by a robust financing landscape and a supportive government. Will your company claim its place in this dynamic hub?