Dr. Sander van Deventer joined uniQure as Chief Scientific Officer, General Manager, Amsterdam in August 2017. In his current role as Executive Vice President, Operations, he is responsible for uniQure’s gene therapy research activities, as well as nonclinical development, process development, analytical development and vector development.
Dr. van Deventer was a co-founder of uniQure's predecessor Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (AMT) in 1998 and previously served on the Company’s Board of Directors. He is a leading pioneer in the biotechnology industry and in the field of gene therapy.
Dr. van Deventer is currently Operating Partner at Forbion Capital partners and Professor of Translational Gastroenterology at Leiden University Medical Center. He also serves as member of the Board for Hookipa Pharma Inc. in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. van Deventer is a trained internist and board-certified gastroenterologist. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, and became Director of the Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam in 1995.