Prof. Arjen Brussaard, PhD
Scientific Manager Industry Alliance Office
Appointed as reseach-director of the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (VU University Medical Center) with currently 500 coworkers. Until 2011 acting also as head of department at the CNCR (VU University Amsterdam), one of the expertise centers on campus. Also acting as the head of the Industry Alliance Office and managing director of NeuroBasic PharmaPhenomics, a national consortium for pharma-neuroscience and genetic research on brain disease models. Coordinating director of the European Neuroscience Campus Network (ENC-Network), a consortium aimed at joint graduate training. From origin trained as a ‘biophysicist’, later on specialized in ‘synapse physiology’. Became interested in leadership around 2004.
Tim Moser, MBA
Senior business developer TTO VUmc/VU
Currently working as technology transfer manager at TTO VU & VUmc. He previously worked in infectious disease and immunology research, most recently at The Channing Laboratory in Boston, before broadening his expertise to include business and management by obtaining an MBA in 2002. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for the life science reagents company Novagen, most recently as site manager for a 75-person site. Tim has educational background in physiology, chemistry and biology, and significant experience in managing innovation-based businesses internationally. Areas of expertise: life science, health care delivery, finance and valuation of technology, disruptive technology, collaborations, business development and general management.
Xiaofei Zhang, MSc
Technology transfer manager TTO VUmc/VU
Currently working as technology transfer manager at TTO VU & VUmc. She holds a master degree in Biology and Science Based Business from Leiden University. Before joining the TTO in 2012, she worked in different aspects within life sciences sector, from venture capital to equity brokerage. Her last position was Life Sciences Equity Analyst at Kempen & Co.
Steven Tan, MBA, RTTP
Director TTO VUmc/VU
Currently appointed as director of TTO VU&VUmc, and acts director of Boelevaar Holding BV and Ooievaar Holding BV. Steven has an engineering and entrepreneurial background. He was partner at Holland Venture, a Dutch Venture Capital firm, where he was responsible for an international portfolio of early-stage technology investments. Prior to joining VU&VUmc Steven worked as business developer at TTO of Erasmus MC.