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Prof Dr Rik Schots

Rik Schots (MD, PhD) is Head of the Department of Haematology at the Universitair Ziekenhuis (UZ) Brussels of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since 2012. He is also Director of the haematopoietic stem cell transplantation program, president of the transfusion committee of the UZ Brussel and since 2004 Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the VUB. Prof Schots is past Vice-President (2010-2013) and President of the Belgian Hematology Society (BHS) (2013–2016). Currently, he is also president of the national transfusion platform BeQuinT, coordinator of the patient committee of the BHS, member of the College of Oncology and a member of BHS, ASH, EBMT and EHA. Furthermore, he is an editorial board member for the Belgian Journal of Hematology.

Professor Schots’ main research interests are multiple myeloma (clinical, translational and biological) and stem cell transplantation. He has been the principal and clinical investigator of numerous clinical trials in the field of various haematological malignancies (leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma). He has published over 90 PubMed-cited papers.