Scientific Team

Geert Vanden Bossche

Geert Vanden Bossche

(DVM, PhD)

Geert Vanden Bossche received his DVM from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and his PhD degree in Virology from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. He held adjunct faculty appointments at universities in Belgium and Germany. After his career in Academia, Geert joined several vaccine companies (GSK Biologicals, Novartis Vaccines, Solvay Biologicals) to serve various roles in vaccine R&D as well as in late vaccine development. Geert then moved on to join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Discovery team in Seattle (USA) as Senior Program Officer; he then worked with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) in Geneva as Senior Ebola Program Manager. At GAVI he tracked efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine. He also represented GAVI in fora with other partners, including WHO, to review progress on the fight against Ebola and to build plans for global pandemic preparedness. Back in 2015, Geert scrutinized and questioned the safety of the Ebola vaccine that was used in ring vaccination trials conducted by WHO in Guinea. His critical scientific analysis and report on the data published by WHO in the Lancet in 2015 was sent to all international health and regulatory authorities involved in the Ebola vaccination program. After working for GAVI, Geert joined the German Center for Infection Research in Cologne as Head of the Vaccine Development Office. He is at present primarily serving as a Biotech / Vaccine consultant while also conducting his own research on Natural Killer cell-based vaccines.

Read More

IT and Development Team

Simone Pizzuti

Simone Pizzuti

Frontend Engineer / Web Developer / Social Media Strategist

I am a frontend engineer with fifteen years of experience and a background in graphic design and art. I am fortunate to have worked with some of the United States top technology companies including Onshape, Localytics, Yottaa, and Akiban Technologies. I led a development team for a small startup out of Los Angeles, California. I moved to Hamburg and worked as Senior Frontend Developer at Engel & Völkers Technology from 2018 to late 2019. Then i moved to Berlin to work as Senior Frontend Developer in the travel and host industry, at Smat Host gmbh. I love creating amazing products, whether that be a mobile application, a web application, website or graphic art.I love everything that is beautiful and harmonic.

Read More
Support our work
DONATE
Follow us on
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Voices for Science and solidarity, © 2021