Jan van der Greef
Professor emeritus of Analytical chemistry, in particular bio-analysis
Jan van der Greef is Professor of Analytical Biosciences at Leiden University within the Leiden/Amsterdam Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) and director of the Sino-Dutch Center for preventive and personalized Medicine (SD-PPM), a joint initiative of the CAS, Netherlands Metabolomics Center, Leiden University and TNO. He is currently focusing on Systems Biology as a way to innovate and scientifically bridge different health care concepts. In addition he is co-founder of several start-up companies in Life Sciences : Screentec/Kiadis BG Medicine Inc (founded 2000, NASDAQ BGMD)and SU BioMedicine.
His PhD was completed at the University of Amsterdam in the field of mass spectrometry in 1980. He has published over 400 papers in international journals, supervised more than 25 PhD thesis projects and has given opening, plenary and keynote lectures (> 300) at major life sciences, analytical and pharmaceutical based conferences. He is co-inventor of several patents in Life Sciences. He is considered as a pioneer in the field of liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, the field of metabolomics in the biomedical domain (since 1980) , among the first to develop single cell profiling by mass spectrometry and early pioneer (2000) and in the field of Systems Biology in Medicine. He received an award for major contributions in drug analysis by the Belgium Society of Pharmaceutical sciences in 1998. He became doctor honoris causa at Ghent University in 2000 and received an AAPS award as one of the authors of the best analytical paper in 2002. He was chosen as Lilly distinguished lecturer in the area of Analytical Chemistry in 2004 and granted the prestigious Scheele award by the Swedish Academy for Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2005. He also received a honorary professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and visiting professorship’s from the Chinese Academy of Engineering at the Jiao Tong university in Shanghai in 2005 and from the Hangzhou Medical university and Westminster university in London in 2010. His research was recognized among the top-ten innovations in China in 2012.