The Epify team consists of highly skilled and experienced world class scientists

The Epify team consists of highly skilled and experienced world class scientists

Professor Manon van Engeland - Founder

  • Professor Pathobiology of Cancer, Maastricht University MC
  • Discovery of epigenetic biomarkers for CRC, BRCA, melanoma, renal CA

Professor Wim Van Criekinge - Founder

  • Entrepreneur
  • Professor Computational Genomics & Bioinformatics, Ghent University
  • Discovery & commercialization of epigenetic biomarkers in urological and brain cancers

Joris Schuurmans - CEO

  • Extensive experience in strategic development of biomarker assets and molecular tests for cancer patients
  • Former CEO of MyCartis, an immuno-diagnostic solution provider assuring accurate, clinical guidance
  • Former COO of Biocartis, an innovative molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions

Dr. Leander Van Neste - CSO

  • Seasoned developer of medical diagnostic assays, mainly focused on molecular diagnostics and epigenetics
  • Discovery, development and commercialization of molecular diagnostic biomarkers, particularly for urological cancers
  • Experienced in epigenetics and bioinformatics, with a combined background in academia (Ghent University, Maastricht University, Johns Hopkins) and the private sector (MDxHealth, miDiagnostics)
Dr. Alexander Koch - Senior Computational Biology Scientist
  • Academic background in bioinformatics and cancer epigenetics (Ghent University, Maastricht University, Johns Hopkins, NYU)
  • Strong data science skills, from statistics and machine learning to data visualization
  • Experience with biomarker discovery using large-scale cancer genomics data
Eva Sormani
Eva Sormani - Business Development Associate
  • Biologist/chemist trained in valorization and commercialization of scientific discoveries in (bio)chemistry
  • Masters’ degree and PhD candidate in Science, Business & Innovation (VU University Amsterdam)
  • Start-up enthusiast with experience on the cross-roads of science and society
An Nijs - Research associate
  • Experienced researcher in several diagnostic and biotech companies in the field of biomarker discovery and assay development
  • Background in sequencing technologies with a main focus on epigenomics and transcriptomics


Do you find your inspiration in turning the latest scientific breakthroughs into next-generation healthcare solutions? Then we would love to hear from you. Check out our available opportunities below or send us your CV in English by e-mail to:

Senior Scientist Epigenetic Biomarker Development