Joris R. Vermeesch

Joris R. Vermeesch, Ph.D. Ir, is a professor of Molecular Cytogenetics and genome research, staff member of the center for human genetics Leuven, and scientific director of the genomic core facility of the KU Leuven. He is president elect of PGDIS (International Society of preimplantation genetic Diagnosis) and board member of ISPD (International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis).

The laboratory develops and translates novel genomics methods in preimplantation, prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and more recently, cancer screening. We pioneered array CGH, single cell arrays, massive parallel short and long read sequencing and cell free DNA analysis.  Those developments have led to new approaches for rare disease testing, structural PGT, NIPS and cancer detection. He is leading the Belgian Genome Biobanking project and participating in the 1+MG. Prof. Vermeesch has published over 400 publications with a WOS H-index 64 and GS H-index 84.