Tewis Bouwmeester, PhD

Tewis Bouwmeester, PhD. – Executive Director, Site Head DMP Basel, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Tewis Bouwmeester studied Biochemistry in Amsterdam and received his Ph.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1993, having worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. He then moved to the University of California at Los Angeles to do a post-doc stint with Prof. Eddy M. de Robertis working in the area of developmental biology. In 1997 he was recruited to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg where he was on the faculty of the Developmental Biology Department for 4 years. In 2001, he joined Cellzome, an EMBL biotech spin-off, as Director of Molecular Biology before becoming VP Biology & Research Alliances. In May 2008 he joined Novartis where he is now the site head of the Developmental Molecular Pathways (DMP) department in Basel.  His research interest spans from regenerative medicine, epigenetics and understanding the genetics of human disease.