Prof. Philip Scheltens

, MD, PhD

Head of EQT Life Sciences Dementia Fund

Prof. Dr. Philip Scheltens studied at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, gaining his MD in 1984, and PhD in 1993. He became Professor of Cognitive Neurology and founder of the Alzheimer Center at Amsterdam University Medical Centers in 2000, which he directed until 2022. Currently he devotes most of time to heading the Dementia Fund at EQT Life Sciences, which he started in 2020. He has been the (inter)national PI for over 35 studies, including phase 1-3 multicenter clinical trials. He has supervised more than 75 PhD theses since 2000.

He founded the Dutch national plan against dementia and served as chair of the board. He is co-editor-in-chief of Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy and co-leads various EU projects. He has authored over 1,100 peer-reviewed papers and more than 75 book chapters and co-edited several major text books.

Prof. Dr. Scheltens has been a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 2011. In 2016 he was awarded the European Grand Prix for Alzheimer’s Research. In 2020 he was Knighted in the Order of the Netherlands Lion by the King of the Netherlands. In 2021 he was elected honorary member of the European Academy of Neurology and was appointed chair of the World Dementia Council.

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