A research professor in biomechanics and computational tissue engineering at the University of Liège and KU Leuven, Liesbet Geris focusses on the multiscale and multiphysics modeling of biological processes.
Together with her team, she uses these models to gain a deeper understanding of the biology and develop living implants for bone and cartilage. Geris is the scientific coordinator of the Prometheus platform for Skeletal Tissue Engineering. She has edited several books and has received two prestigious ERC grants and several young investigator research awards.
Formerly, she was member and chair of the Young Academy of Belgium. She is an active member of the strategic alliance committee of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. As the current executive director of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute, she advocates for the use of in-silico modeling in healthcare. Besides her research work, she publicly lectures on the challenges of interdisciplinary research, women in academia and digital healthcare.