Wim Cuypers

Vice chair


Working with the ISCB Student Council has been a truly rewarding experience for me. As part of the web team, I've had the privilege to interact with a fantastic community of individuals who share a common passion for advancing the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Being part of the ISCBSC feels like being part of a global family, where everyone is supportive and committed to building a stronger community. Attending the Student Council Symposia and organising SCS2020 have been highlights of my time with the organization. It's been incredible to see so many young minds come together to share their research, collaborate, network, and engage in activities that make it an even more fun and memorable experience. I couldn't be more excited to continue my journey with this amazing organization and help shape the future of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology as the ISCBSC’s vice-chair!


University of Antwerp

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp


Meet Wim, a passionate bioinformatician based in Antwerp, Belgium, with a keen interest in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Microbiology. He currently works at the Adrem Data Lab, University of Antwerp, where he conducts research and experiments related to Nanopore sequencing. Wim's PhD specialization is in microbial genomics research on Salmonella bacteria and gene co-expression analyses, and he is scheduled to defend his thesis in June 2023.

Despite spending most of his time behind his computer, Wim is not shy of getting his hands dirty and can be found working in the microbiology or molecular lab, which he thoroughly enjoys. He believes that multidisciplinary research is the key to success and his research reflects his interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving.