The science directors heading the VIB research centers are responsible for VIB’s scientific leadership. They form the institute’s management committee together with certain members of the  general management from VIB Headquarters.

The management committee is responsible for creating added value for VIB as a whole and developing the institute’s long-term strategy.


  • Prof. dr. Bart Lambrecht, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
  • Prof. dr. Dirk Inzé, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology
  • Prof. dr. Nico Callewaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
  • Prof. dr. Diether Lambrechts and Jean-Christophe Marine, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
  • Prof. dr. Patrik Verstreken, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research
  • Prof. dr. Jan Steyaert, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology
  • Prof. dr. Rosa Rademakers, VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology
  • Prof. dr. Kevin Verstrepen, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology 
  • Dr. Jo Bury, VIB Headquarters, Managing Director (Chair)
  • Dr. Johan Cardoen, VIB Headquarters, Managing Director
  • Dr. Geert Van Minnebruggen, VIB Headquarters, Head of Science & Technology Unit and Head of Core Facilities
  • Rik Audenaert, VIB Headquarters, Chief Financial Officer.
  • Marijke Lein, VIB Headquarters, Human Resources Director
  • Wim Goemare, VIB Headquarters, Chief Operating Officer