Prof. Vincent Timmerman is a biologist and Full Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and head of the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Group of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences since 20 years. He won several research prizes for his pioneering work in identifying disease causing genes for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and related neuropathies. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and chapters in textbooks. He has supervised a great number of postdocs, PhD students and students working in this expert area. His research investigates the molecular mechanisms of peripheral neuropathies such as CMT. By use of patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from which neuronal cells can differentiate into 2D or 3D models, the team studies the functional consequences of mutations to unravel disease mechanisms and develop novel therapeutic strategies. His team is part of the µNEURO Center of Excellence and the iMARK valorization consortium at the University of Antwerp.