Isabelle Huys, pharmacist (1999, K.U.Leuven) and doctor in pharmaceutical sciences (K.U.Leuven, 2004) with further specialization in intellectual property rights (LL.M. in intellectual property rights, Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual property rights, Munich, 2006) joined the CIR in 2007. Isabelle builds out a research line on IP and regulatory strategies in biomedicine. Isabelle worked at the technology transfer office of the K.U.Leuven (LRD) as European advisor (dealing with European framework projects) and IPR officer (involved in patent prosecution). She was involved in regional development and collaboration programmes (ELAt).