Liesbet Geris, PhD
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 focusses 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 1 ERC starting grant and 2 ERC consolidator grants to finance her research and has won a number of young investigator and research awards. 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. She is the coordinator of the EDITH CSA, generating the roadmap for the Virtual Human Twin. 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.