Professor Dr. Rene Bernards - Gilde Healthcare


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Professor Dr. Rene Bernards
Operational Partner
United States of America

Professor Dr. Rene Bernards

Operational Partner

Professor Dr René Bernards brings extensive experience in oncology as a researcher and a serial entrepreneur. He is a Professor at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). He performed his post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Robert Weinberg’s group at the Whitehead Institute. He joined Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor in 1988 to study function of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes He received his PhD in 1984 from the University of Leiden. In 1994 he was appointed part time professor of molecular carcinogenesis at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

His laboratory focuses on the development of new tools to perform genome-wide genetic screens to identify novel genes that act in cancer relevant pathways.His research has produced 14 clinical trials (including 2 global Phase 3 trials).

He has co-founded Agendia in 2003, Prolifix in 1993 (currently TopoTarget) and Qameleon.

At Gilde he actively contributes his experience in drug target discovery, preclinical and clinical development and precision medicine in the evaluation of investment opportunities in oncology, company building and portfolio management.

Dirkjan Beugelsdijk

Dirkjan Beugelsdijk joined Gilde in 2011. Dirkjan is Chief Financial Officer and Risk Officer. Dirkjan manages the support office team and is responsible for the risk management, finance & control and reporting of all Gilde...

Gülbahar Gülten

Gülbahar Gülten joined Gilde Healthcare in 2022. Gulbahar is responsible for the financial administration, the preparation of reports and the management of the administrative organization of the various Gilde Healthcare entities. Before joining Gilde, Gulbahar...

Marloes Herbrink

Finance Assistant
Marloes Herbrink joined Gilde Healthcare in February 2019. She supports the controller with the daily financial activities. Prior to this Marloes has worked for 20 years for Atradius Collections consecutively as administrative assistant, management assistant...