Academia vs Industry

Introduction

This interesting discussion is for those PhD'ers who are on the fence. Do you want to continue your career inside research, or should you try working in the industry? This session is led by moderator Sangbreeta Moitra who will interview our academic or industry experts,  at the end of the session, the public (you!) will get the opportunity to get involved.

Moderator: Sangbreeta Moitra

Sangbreeta Moitra

Sangbreeta is an international award-winning speaker, corporate storyteller and global project manager based in the Netherlands.
Her passion is to transform her audience into powerful speakers and leaders through the medium of storytelling, leadership communication and public speaking. Sangbreeta’s journey in public speaking took her to win top awards in the Netherlands and European speaking championships in 2013 & 2014 and as a speaker in TEDxUtrecht Red Dot program in 2015. Today as a keynote speaker & trainer, she has collaborated with companies, universities and organizations across India and Europe to help professionals find their unique value and become masterful speakers. Alongside, she is a project manager in clinical research, with a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology. To know more, visit sangbreetamoitra.com

Pieter Bruijnincx

Pieter Bruijnincx

Associate professior chemistry, Utrecht University
Pieter Bruijnincx is a chemist working in the field of catalysis and obtained his PhD degree from Utrecht University (2007, cum laude). After a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UK, he returned to Utrecht to start his academic career as a tenure track Assistant Professor. Currently he is a tenured Associate Professor and focuses on the development of new catalytic processes for the more sustainable production of chemical building blocks and fuels from biomass. Catalysis will be key to reaching the sustainability goals that our society needs to meet and his research is therefore often done in collaboration with non-academic, industrial partners. Pieter has received several prestigious research grants (e.g., NWO Rubicon, Veni, Vidi) and is a member of De Jonge Akademie of the KNAW.

Jessica Younes

Jessica Younes

Science Liaison for Winclove Probiotics BV
Dr. Jessica Younes, PhD is a Science Liason. Her therapeutic areas are OB/GYN and urology within women’s health microbiome-related indications. She did her doctorate studies in vaginal microbiology and probiotics at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and she is the initiator and chair of the scientific conference Women & their Microbes (womenandtheirmicrobes.com). Other current areas of her professional focus include best microbiome management research practices, the intersection of pharma/healthcare and the microbiome management, and optimizing microbiome management strategies for patient-centered outcomes.

Paul van der Horst

Paul van der Horst

Director Business Development, Galapagos
Paul van der Horst studied Medicine in Rotterdam and received his PhD in gynaecological oncology. After receiving his PhD, Paul worked at investment bank Kempen & Co as marketing analyst, where he specialized in broking and dealing of life science stocks to investors in biotech, pharma, medtech and diagnostics. Next, Paul became director business development at Galapagos.

Tale Sliedrecht

Tale Sliedrecht

Programme Manager, Lygature
Tale Sliedrecht studied Plant Biology at the University of Utrecht and received his PhD in Experimental Oncology in the Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Geert Kops at the UMCU. After his PhD, he continued his career at Janssen Biologics as Team Lead Product Quality Management. In 2015 he switched gears and joined TI-Pharma as Programme Manager of large European public private partnerships. In 2016 TI-Pharma merged with CTMM to form a new foundation called Lygature. Lygature is an independent not-for-profit organization that catalyzes the development of new medical solutions for patients by driving public-private collaboration between academia, industry, and society.

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