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pharmaceutical executive

Will Spooren, Dutch pharmaceutical executive. Achievements include discovery of mGlu receptors with emphasis on mGlu5 receptors, neurokinin 3 receptors & mGlu5 therapeutics. Recipient German Fragile-X Research prize, FRAX, 2008, Chief Executive Officer award, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, 2008.

Background

Spooren, Will was born on October 29, 1963 in Hapert, Netherlands. Son of Antoon Spooren and Anna Van Gompel.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 1992.

Career

Lab head behavioural pharmacology Novartis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland, 1996—2001. Project leader drug discovery F. Hoffmann-La Roche, since 2001. Executive committee member EBPS.

Editor Open Pharmaceutical Journal, 2007, Behavioural Pharmaceutical, 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of mGlu receptors with emphasis on mGlu5 receptors, neurokinin 3 receptors & mGlu5 therapeutics.

Connections

Married Petra Piosik, September 20, 1996. Children: Jules, Flore.

father:
Antoon Spooren

mother:
Anna Van Gompel

spouse:
Petra Piosik

children:
Jules Spooren

Flore Spooren