RSG Belgium Board


Sofia Papadimitriou

President Sofia Papadimitriou

Sofia is a PhD student at the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels, a research collaboration between Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research focuses on the development of clinical predictive tools for oligogenic diseases, specialising in neurodevelopmental disorders. She is also a classical guitar player and occasional writer (yes, not only papers).

Simon Boutry

Vice President: Simon Boutry

Simon is doing a joint PhD at de Duve Institute (UCLouvain) and the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (ULB-VUB). His research focuses on the development of a novel genetic regions prioritization to analyse oligogenic diseases. He loves to learn and develop new ideas. Always ready for challenge and looking for passionate people to work with.

Pieter Moris

Secretary / web team: Pieter Moris

Pieter is a PhD student at Adrem Data Lab and Biomina at UAntwerpen. His research focuses on the application of machine learning techniques in the context of host-pathogen interactions and immunology.

University Representatives


Joris Van Houtven

UHasselt: Joris Van Houtven

Joris is the current representative for UHasselt, where he’s developing workflows and algorithms for MS-based proteomics as part of the CenStat bioinformatics team.

Sebastiaan Vanuytven

KU Leuven: Sebastiaan Vanuytven

Sebastiaan is the current representative for the KU Leuven, where he is a PhD student in the lab of Reproductive Genomics. His research focusses on the role of cellular heterogeneity in breast cancer. He is also affiliated with the Cancer Genomics Lab at the Francis Crick Institute (UK).

Charlotte Nachtegael

ULB: Charlotte Nachtegael

Charlotte is a PhD student at Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels and teaching assistant in the Informatics Department at ULB. Her research focuses on the study of oligogenic diseases through networks and graph theory. She enjoys geeking on a good game or book in her free time, or playing around with her ukelele.

Stijn Wittouck

UAntwerpen: Stijn Wittouck

Stijn is a PhD student in the lab of applied microbiology at the UAntwerpen. There, he studies the evolution and niche adaptation of Lactobacillus bacteria using comparative genomic and phylogenetic approaches. In addition, he’s doing a joint PhD with the KU Leuven, where he is affiliated with the computational systems biology group. He is very passionate about learning as well as teaching new bioinformatics skills. In his spare time, he occasionally plays the drums.

We are looking for additional representatives across all Belgian universities. If you’re interested, please let us know!