Herman Van den Berghe

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Belgian (Flemish) human geneticist.

Biography of Herman Van den Berghe

Herman Van den Berghe is the founder, in 1966, of the Centrum voor Menselijke Erfelijkheid – Center for Human Heredity – at the medical faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He was granted the title of "Baron" by Baudouin I, King of Belgium. From 2000 to 2003 he was the chairman of the King Baudouin Foundation. Together with Marc Van Montagu, Werner Callebaut and Guido Van Steendam, he is Founding member of IFB, International Forum for Biophilosophy, established in Belgium by Royal Decree in 1988.

He left his department at the Catholic University of Leuven a few years ago (his age did not allow him to stay) in order to become a visiting scientist to Harvard University.

We thank Paul Verheecke, M.D., for information submitted.

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