Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates




Personal data

Birthdate:  24.06.1943
Birthplace:  Brussels
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.08.1977
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 22.12.1977

Additional information

Doctor in biology; professor; in 1977 worked in the department of biology of animals at the University Namur (Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur); until 2000 he worked as the laboratory head of molecular and struktornoy biology in the institute of molecular biology at the University Namur; since 2001 Director of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics; selected as one of five candidates from Belgium for European astronaut kit in 1977; but was not selected to the detachment.


Last update on April 30, 2018.