CV OLIVIER GHEYSENS

EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE

08/2013 –                               Adjunct-Kliniekhoofd, department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Gasthuisberg and assistant Professor, University of Leuven

08/2011 – 07/2013                 Supervisor, department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ-Gasthuisberg, Leuven

08/2009 – 07-2011                Resident in training at the department of Nuclear

Medicine, UZ-Gasthuisberg, Leuven

10/2008 – 07/2009                 Resident in training at the department of Internal Medicine, UZ-

Gasthuisberg, Leuven

03/2007 – 09/2008                 Center for Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy,

VIB 3 Leuven and Department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven

(Prof. L. Mortelmans and Prof. S. Janssens).

10/2004 – 03/2007                 Stanford University, Department of Radiology and Nuclear

Medicine and Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS): Sanjiv S. Gambhir

10/2004 – 09/2008                 Research Fellowship FWO

PhD entitled: “Molecular Imaging of Cell and Gene-Based Therapies for Ischemic Cardiovascular Diseases using Positron Emission Tomography and Bioluminescence Imaging”.

08/2004 – 09/2004                 Resident in training at the department of Nuclear Medicine,

UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven

03/2004 – 04/2004                 Visit to Stanford University, Laboratory Sanjiv S. Gambhir,

Molecular Imaging Program (MIPS)

05/2003 – 06/2003                 Pediatrics, Stedelijk Ziekenhuis, Roeselare

03/2003 – 04/2003                 Gynaecology/Obstetrics, OLV Hospitaal, Kortrijk

11/2002 – 02/2003                 Internal Medicine, Heilig-Hart Kliniek, Roeselare

07/2002 – 10/2002                 Surgery, Maria’s Voorzienigheid, Kortrijk

1997 – 2004                           Medicine at the Catholic University Leuven

  • Candidate in Medicine: summa cum laude met felicitaties (KULAK)
  • Medical degree: summa cum laude (KUL)

1991 – 1997                           Secondary school Sint-Amandscollege Kortrijk Latin-Mathematics (8hr)

GRANTS

  • KOTK, “Multiparametric imaging to identify early rituximab-refractory PTLD patients for subsequent radioimmunotherapy”, 2017-2021
  • TBM, “Radiocaine imaging in Brugada Syndrome”, 1/10/2017-30/09/2021
  • BOF, “Multimodal molecular imaging of ischemic heart diseases and heart failure”, 1/1/2017-8/12/2020
  • FWO, Fundamental Clinical Research Mandate, 2011-2016
  • FWO, “Development and evaluation of PET radioligands for in vivo visualization of phosphodiesterase type 5”, 1/1/2012-31/12/2017
  • KULeuven, “Investigating the relation of regional myocardial function and metabolism to identify non-invasive parameters for the prediction of disease progression and therapy success in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy”, 1/10/2012-30/09/2016
  • FWO, Aspirant Fellowship, 2004-2008
  • BAEF, M van Waeyenberge fellow of the Hoover foundation, 2005-2006

AWARDS

  • 2012: First place price abstract in Basic Sience at the SNM annual meeting, Miami, FL, USA. Chekol R, Gheysens O, Cleynhens J, Janssens S, Verbruggen A, Bormans

G. Fluorine-18 and carbon-11 labeled vardenafil derivatives for in vivo visualization of phosphodiesterase 5 in myocardium.

  • 2005: Top Drug Development Abstract by a Young Investigator presented at the Academy of Molecular Imaging in Orlando, FL entitled: “Comparison of cyclosporin versus tacrolimus immunosuppression for improving cell survival after transplantation”.

COURSES

  • Medical Genetics, KULAK, 1998
  • Medical French, Instituut voor Levende Talen, Leuven, 2001
  • Medical English, Instituut voor Levende Talen, Leuven, 2001
  • Tropical Medicine, KULeuven, 2001
  • Electrocardiography, KULeuven, 2004
  • Training in cardiac molecular imaging (DIMI workshop), Munich, Germany, 2007
  • Small Animal Imaging Workshop (Instructor), Stanford, USA, 2005 and 2006
  • X-Ray Course, Belnuc, 2014
  • Interactive training in Applied GCP for Investigators & Site Personnel, 06.02.2015

MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Belgische Vereniging voor Nucleaire Geneeskunde (BelNuc)

International Society of Radiolabeled Blood Elements (Isorbe) Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

PhD (CO)-PROMOTOR

2009-2013 Rufael Senetsehay Chekol Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, KU Leuven
2013-2017 Jürgen Duchenne Faculty of Medicine, KULeuven
2015-2019 Ganna Degtiarova Faculty of Medicine, KULeuven

PhD DISSERTATION JURY MEMBER

2012 Vamsidhar Akurathi Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, KU Leuven
2012-2018 Joke Devriese Faculty of Medicine, KULeuven
2014 Lode Goethals Faculty of Medicine, VUBrussel
2016 Geert Hendrickx Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht University

LANGUAGES

  • Dutch: native language
  • French: good speaking and writing
  • English: fluent speaking and writing