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    Jan H. Spaas was born in Bilzen (Belgium) on January the 6th, 1986. His high school majors were Latin and Mathematics. During this period he was a passionate horseback rider, which was translated in winning a 2-fold bronze medal at European Championships and 3-fold bronze medal at Belgian Championships for juniors and young riders (show jumping). He graduated as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University and obtained his PhD from the Department of Comparative Physiology and Biometrics from the same Faculty.

    In 2012 he was appointed Laboratory Director of Global Stem cell Technology (GST) and grew into Head R&D in 2014. 
    He became CEO of the company in 2017 and is inventor of 8 patents and key author of more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is a member of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and International Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society (IVRMS) and was appointed Associate Editor of Frontiers in Veterinary Science. In 2018 he won the price of entrepreneur of the year from the Union of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs (UNIZO).

    Jan is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Julie and Charlotte, and is happily married to the amazing Sarah. Jan believes in long-term commitments and ran his first marathon!
    “The future belongs to those who believe in it.”
    E. Roosevelt