Ingrid Brands MD PhD

CEO, co-founder and owner


As co-founder Ingrid was appointed Chief Executive Officer when BioStrand was founded in 2019. She is a serial-entrepreneur and seasoned leader with more than 2 decades of senior research and management experience under her belt.

She is committed to growing BioStrand into a global player in the genetic research space. During her 25-year career in medicine and neurorehabilitation, Ingrid enhanced the care of patients suffering from acquired brain injuries.

She contributed to the innovative and cross-domain approaches in neuropsychological rehabilitation. She also held senior research posts at Libra Revalidatie & Audiologie, Eindhoven, and the department of Rehabilitation of Erasmus University, the Netherlands. She was sub-director of education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Libra and active in several committees of the Dutch association of PM&R.

PhD in neurorehabilitation, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Graduated Magna cum Laude in Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium. Specialised in PM&R.