OPINNO educational module: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities

Are you studying life sciences and are you curious about what the life sciences industry has to offer? 
Then you should follow our OPINNO educational modules for students!

This second OPINNO module will tackle topics as:

  • How can a career in a life sciences company look like? Which assets are important as a scientist? Do you need a PhD?
  • Examples of different job descriptions in life sciences companies: managers talk about what they do on a daily basis and explain what their responsibilities are.

Registration is free of charge but registration is mandatory before 7 March 2018.


What is OPINNO?

OPINNO – open innovation for successful entrepreneurship – aims to bridge the gap between life sciences education and industry, and stimulate entrepreneurship among students. One of OPINNO's initiatives is to organize educational modules with life sciences entrepreneurs that share their industry experience with students. 


DID YOU KNOW you can perform your internship in a life sciences company? Visit our OPINNO internships page for more information!


Stefan Vanderhauwaert

Programme Manager EDUCATE,

Ingrid Theeuwes

Consultant Regulatory Affairs, Phara

Matteo Seregni

Business Development Director, Ardena

Helena De Bleser

Consultant in Life Sciences, Altran Belgium & Luxembourg

Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove

Managing Director, ECCRT

David Van Hoecke

Diagnostic Liaison, Astrazeneca

Bart Van Acker

CEO, Qbd


13:15 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:20


Stefan Vanderhauwaert, Programme Manager EDUCATE,

14:20 - 14:40


Ingrid Theeuwes - Managing Director

14:40 - 15:00


Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove - Managing Director 

15:00 - 15:20


Bart Van Acker, CEO

15:20 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20


Matteo Seregni, Business Development Director 

16:20 - 16:40


David Van Hoecke - Diagnostic Liaison

16:40 - 17:00

Altran Belgium & Luxembourg

Helena De Bleser, Consultant in Life Sciences 

17:00 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

Event Details


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (13:15 h - 17:30 h)


UGent, Campus Ledeganck, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent


Free of charge but registration is mandatory



2018-03-14 13:15:00 2018-03-14 17:30:00 Europe/Brussels OPINNO educational module: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities UGent, Campus Ledeganck, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent

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Lissa Van Hecke

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