Herman Van Den Berghe

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To be distinguished from the Dutch soldier Herman van den Bergh.

Herman Van den Berghe (born Overboelare, 12 June 1933)[1] is a Belgian pioneer in human genetics. He founded the Centrum voor Menselijke Erfelijkheid (Center for Human Genetics) at the medical faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium. A Fleming, Professor Van den Berghe was granted the title of "Baron" by Baudouin I, King of Belgium and from 2000 to 2003 served as chairman of the King Baudouin Foundation. He was a founding member of the International Forum for Biophilosophy established in Belgium by Royal Decree in 1988. The Forum is responsible for the Golden Eurydice Award.

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