Lieven Clement is an Associate Professor of Statistical Genomics at Ghent University. He is an expert in developing statistical methods and open source tools for differential omics data analysis. His lab is built around two strategic research pillars each connected to an omics domain: (single cell) transcriptomics and proteomics. He is a member of the core team that established a new Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Ghent University and has a track record in teaching statistics, statistical genomics and high dimensional data analysis to students in the life sciences and statistical data-analysis. He also gives short courses in statistics and proteomics data analysis in prominent bioinformatics programmes in Europe (Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Gulbenkian Institute Training Programme, amongst others). He is a strong advocate of open and reproducible science and teaching to empower researchers and students with freely available, user-friendly, operating system independent, state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools, and by making all research code, data and teaching materials well documented, open and accessible.