Jeroen Lammertyn obtained a PhD. in Bioscience Engineering from the KU Leuven. As an FWO postdoctoral fellow he spent one year as a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Since 2005 he is appointed as Professor in the division MeBioS of the Biosystems department at the KU Leuven. Jeroen Lammertyn is head of the MeBioS-Biosensor group. Its fundamental research activities focus on the development of novel bio-molecular detection concepts and miniaturized analysis systems. The applications span a broad range of sectors including food and medical diagnostics. Jeroen Lammertyn teaches several courses in the Bachelor and Master programs of Bioscience Engineering and the interfacultary Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is author or co-author of over 200 peer reviewed research papers and over 100 conference papers, and acts as reviewer for many international peer reviewed journals. He is Technical Program Committee member of MEMS, MicroTAS and Transducers. During his career, Jeroen Lammertyn was a laureate of >10 awards.