Vincent Timmerman is biologist and Full Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and head of the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Group of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences since 2002. He won several research prizes for his pioneering work in identifying novel loci and genes for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and related neuropathies. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and chapters in textbooks. He has supervised a great number of postdocs, PhD students and students working in this expert area. Vincent has been the organiser of the International CMT Consortium meetings for many years and is a member of different scientific advisory and evaluation boards. His research is currently focussed at understanding the biological consequences of mutant genes associated with peripheral neuropathies, and how this knowledge can be translated towards the development of therapeutic strategies.