Koen Augustyns (°1965) obtained his Master and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the KU Leuven in 1988 and 1992 respectively. He was appointed as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at UAntwerp in 1997 (full professor since 2012). He supervised 35 PhD students and chairs an international research group of 35 scientists. He chaired the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is dean of the Faculty since 2018. He is a former President of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. He is a Humboldt Fellow and a Honorary Fellow of both the European and Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. In 2023 he was elected as a member of The Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.