Professor Liesbet Geris 

The University of Liège and KU Leuven, Belgium

Liesbet Geris is professor in Biomechanics and Computational Tissue Engineering at the University of Liège and KU Leuven (Belgium). Her research focuses on the development of multi-scale and multi-physics in silico and in vitro models. Together with her team and their clinical and industrial collaborators, she uses these models to investigate the etiology of skeletal pathologies, design cell-based treatments, and optimize their manufacturing processes. She has received 2 prestigious ERC grants to finance her research and a number of young investigator and research awards. She is a member of the TERMIS-EU strategic alliance committee. She is the executive director of the VPH Institute, advocating the use of in silico modeling in healthcare through liaising with the clinical community, European Commission and Parliament, regulatory agencies, and patients. Besides her research work, she is often invited to give public lectures on the challenges of interdisciplinarity in research, women in academia, and digital healthcare.