Elke Giets, PhD

Elke Giets, PhD

Managing Director MouSensor Europe BVBA

Bitten by technology and passionate by the biology of things, Dr. Giets thrives on the translation point of science and technology into applications. Cellular and genetic bioengineer by formation,
Dr. Giets completed a PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) where she worked on the induction of a new type of CD4 T cells counteracting the rejection of skin graft. A topic part of a greater immunotherapy platform technology of which a spin-off was created.

After academia, Dr. Giets joined the clinical division of a leading 3D-printing company (Belgium) and gained experience in various business aspects of Life Science industry during a management
consultancy role (Belgium & Switzerland). Prior to joining MouSensor, Dr. Giets was part of the venturing team at a world-leading semiconductor research center, imec (Belgium). She was responsible for the maturation and further funding of Life Science oriented spin-off ideas and external venture ideas. She also was a tech-startup coach in an acceleration program, iStart (Belgium).

Dr. Giets is a driven entrepreneur that likes to bring bright ideas into tangible results.