Dr. Cristianne Rijcken is Chief Scientific Officer and a Founder of Cristal Therapeutics.
Dr. Rijcken’s PhD thesis provided a strong basis for Cristal Therapeutics and she was awarded multiple grants and prizes including the Simon Stevin Gezel Award in 2008 and the Knowledge for Growth Inspiring Young Scientist Award in 2014. She has authored over 30 scientific publications and is named on all Cristal Therapeutics’ patents and patent applications. In recognition of Dr Rijcken’s innovative approach, strength in translational research and her entrepreneurial attitude, she was awarded the Limburg Businesswoman of the Year in 2017. Cristianne is pharmacist by training and holds a PhD degree in Pharmaceutics from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.