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Christine Mummery

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 Christine Mummery has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 30 September 2015. Dr. Mummery has served as a Professor of Developmental Biology and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) since 2008 and a Professor of Vascular Modelling at the Technical University of Twente in The Netherlands since September 2015. In 2007, she was a Radcliffe fellow at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital when human-induced pluripotent stem cells were being developed, and she was the first to derive these from patients in The Netherlands. In 2002, she became a Professor at the Utrecht University Medical Centre in The Netherlands. She was a postdoctoral fellow from 1981 to 1984 at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, where she later also served as a staff scientist and group leader until 2008. Dr. Mummery obtained her B.S. in Physics, Electronics, and Mathematics at the University of Nottingham and her Ph.D. in BioPhysics at London University in the United Kingdom. Her primary research focus is currently the development and use of stem cells in cardiovascular development and disease. She served on the Ethical Councils of the Dutch Ministry of Health, is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), editor-in-chief of the Cell Press journal Stem Cell Reports, former board member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and past-president of the International Society of Differentiation. She was co-founder of Pluriomics BV. In addition, she is on the scientific advisory boards of the Hubrecht Institute and of the Fondation Leducq and chairs the executive board of the Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT), a non-profit R&D institute of which Galapagos is a founding partner. She is a review committee member of the European Research Council, the Wellcome Trust (ad hoc) and the Heineken Jury Prize (KNAW). In the past, Dr. Mummery has also served on the board of ZonMw (Dutch Medical Research Council).

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