Koen Kas is very passionate about ending illness. In his words. He spent 15 years in Executive positions at 4 leading biotech companies. He was CSO Oncology of Thrombogenics and helped to spin out Oncurious, which has obtained the license to start clinical trials with a pediatric brain tumor drug.
However, his achievement does not stop here. Koen was the founding CEO & OSA of Pronota, a protein biomarker company that offers personalized medicines for ovarian cancer, preeclampsia, cardio-renal failure, and sepsis. Mr. Koen has served as the Director of drug discovery at Galapagos, which is one of Europe’s leading life-sciences companies. He has also set up and directed the Cancer drug discovery program at Tibotec (currently Johnson and Johnson).
His professional achievements are only paralleled by his academic ones. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Antwerp. Following that, he was appointed as a lecturer at Harvard University. He has 60 publications in international journals in the field of cancer, biomarkers, human genomics, and proteomics.
Koen Kas combines science with technology to give healthcare a new twist. His talks on innovation, creativity, and healthcare are game-changers. He stimulates your mind by sending you home with a goodie bag of actionable ideas. His aim is to make healthcare delightful, personalized, and easily accessible!
“The future of healthcare is about changing behaviour”
Koen Kas – Speaker
Koen Kas is an entrepreneur, healthcare futurist, molecular oncology expert, acclaimed international keynote speaker, and author of Your Guide to Delight and Sick No More. He captures the attention of his audience with his engaging tone and real-world data.
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