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Medical University of Gdansk awards VUB professor Vander Heyden with honorary doctorate

Medical University of Gdansk honorary doctorate for VUB professor Vander Heyden On December 6th 2013, prof. Yvan Vander Heyden received an honorary doctorate from the Medical University of Gdansk (MUG). The ceremony took place at the Narkiewicz Auditorium Primum.

Prof. Vander Heyden was born in 1964 in Ninove (Belgium). In 1991 he earned his Master of Pharmacy diploma with the highest distinction from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and in 1998 he earned his PhD from the same university (dissertation promotor: prof. D.L. Massart). In 2003 he was hired as visiting professor at VUB and in 2004 he earned the rank of full professor. Currently, prof. Vander Heyden is in charge of a team researching chemometrics and separation sciences.

Vander Heyden published 17 chapters in textbooks and 330 full articles. He is also the author or coauthor of 155 oral presentations and about 300 posters presented at international conferences.

In 2003, prof. Vander Heyden won the scientific award of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. Whereas in 2007 he was awarded the Commemorative Medal of the MUG.

(Picture right: VUB professor Vander Heyden with honorary doctorate)