Glenn Pauwelyn was born on the 21th of august in 1992 and grew up in a very small village called Woumen near Diksmuide. Determined to follow in the footsteps of Roger Federer, he started to play tennis at the age of 8. However, since a tennis career was not reserved from him, at the age of 18 he swapped his racket for a racing bike which is still his favorite leisure activity. On Sundays he could always be found in the local youth movement (Chiro) where he later became an active leader for 5 years. During high school, he was fascinated by sciences and graduated in science & mathematics.
Encouraged by his passion for sciences, he studied pharmaceutical sciences at Ghent University and graduated in 2015 as a master in the drug development. While doing his master thesis he developed the dream of becoming a researcher and had to opportunity to perform a PhD at the laboratory of Radiopharmacy at Ghent University.
While finishing his PhD, he started as a scientist for Global Stem Cell Technology (GST) in November 2019.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”