Consultant – Molecular Biology
Professor Alphons Vermorken in 1977, received his PhD degree in Molecular Biology, with the greatest distinction, at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 1988 he obtained a postdoctoral degree in toxicology. He was awarded the Nijmegen, Faculty of Sciences price for research in 1973, the Shell price in 1977 and the “Young Investigators Award” during the International Congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel in 1980. He was head of the Research Unit for Cellular Differentiation and Transformation in Nijmegen from 1978 onwards. In that function he was recruited as advisor to three pharmaceutical companies. In 1986, he was nominated Professor on Steroid Biochemistry at the University of Montpellier in France. In 1989, he was nominated Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Between 1987 and 2005 he was involved in the coordination of Health Research, at the European level, as a civil servant at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. In 2005 he again joined the University of Leuven where he was nominated Professor of Molecular Oncology. In 2009, he was also nominated visiting Professor at the Northwest University, Xi’an, China.