Dirk Van Hyfte MD PhD

CTO, co-founder and owner


Dirk accepted to be Chief Technology Officer when BioStrand was founded in 2019. Driven by his experience in early phase technology, he oversees the product and service development strategy.

As serial entrepreneur he already created several patented breakthrough concepts and co-founded a number of successful start-up companies mainly in data analytics and now in the genetic research domain.

His biggest success, iKnow founded in 2000, was acquired in 2010 by technology vendor InterSystems. Combining his skills in medicine, AI-analytics and technology and business, Dirk was invited to support InterSystems as Bio-Medical Advisor and recommend AI-capabilities in their healthcare platforms.

PhD in medical artificial intelligence, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Degree in Medicine and specialisation as Psychiatrist, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Dirk Van Hyfte