Prof. Sofie Bekaert is coördinator of Bimetra, the Clinical Research Center Ghent. The mission of Bimetra is to catalyse and strengthen translational biomedical research within the Ghent University Hospital in collaboration with Ghent University.
Bimetra consists of five platforms:
- Valorisation, to facilitate and support all translational research initiatives within Ghent University Hospital, and maximise valorisation of the obtained results
- Bimetra Clinics, to support and stimulate high quality clinical drug research
- Bimetra Biobank, to facilitate translational biomedical research by collecting, storing and making high quality human body material available for researchers
- Translational Data Management, to facilitate multidisciplinary research using data management software and services
- Core Facilities