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Gert Desmet

The Power List 2017


Gert Desmet

Full Professor and Department Head, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Advice to my younger self
My only recipe was working very hard in a collaborative spirit, and that more or less brought me automatically from my little corner in the lab to the Department Head’s office.

What makes a good mentor?
In my opinion, a good mentor is a motivator and stimulator, but first and foremost one who puts himself on the same level as his mentees and is always open to criticism from them.

Other categories: Separation Scientists, Leaders


Part of the Power List 2017

The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

Go to The Power List 2017

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