Liesbet M. Peeters (UHasselt)
Liesbet M. Peeters is one of the main initiators and coordinator of the MS Data Alliance initiative. She has a strong personal mission to transform the mostly population based management of multiple sclerosis (MS) of today in to an individualized, personalized and precision level management. She believes that the key to achieve this next level of MS management is “FAIR” data (=Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable). Her research focusses on tackling following two main challenges: 1° developing IT tools to find and access real-world datasets and 2° developing analytical tools for optimal mining of real-world dataset. She has been invited to speak at several international conferences to summarize her data sharing vision. She is a member of the core group of the European Patient Forum initiative “Data Saves Lives”. Currently, she is a data scientist researcher at the Biomedical Research Institute of Hasselt University (Belgium). In 2013, she finished her PhD in Bio-Engineering Sciences at the KULeuven in Belgium. She has expertise in molecular genetic- and immunological techniques as well as quantitative genetic analysis. She is familiar with statistical programs, several data management software and has experience in Bio-informatics.