Hugin Mugin Research • Veerle Persy
Koning Leopoldstraat 18, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium
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About   Hugin Mugin ResearchVeerle Persy MD, PhDThe Ravens

Hugin Mugin Research

• In October 2007, Veerle Persy founded Hugin Mugin Research as a new challenge, putting her research expertise to work to fulfil the research, information, data management and communication needs of researchers, academics, physicians, and companies in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.

Experience in different types of projects:

  • Medical writing
  • Data Management
  • Lab automation
  • Consultancy

Across a variety of domains:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inhalation toxicity
  • In vitro fertilisation
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Public health
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplantation

A ravenous eye for knowledge

  • Knowledge goes beyond information, beyond the mere data. It adds analysis, context, insight. Hugin Mugin Research turns your data into knowledge in a client-centered, timely manner.
  • Always eager to learn and expand the horizons of its knowledge, Hugin Mugin Research welcomes projects on any life sciences topic.

Veerle Persy, MD, PhD

• A physician by training, Veerle Persy obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Antwerp in 2003.

• Until october 2008, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), Flanders (Belgium) in the Pathophysiology Lab at the University of Antwerp, where she established and led a line of basic research focusing on the mechanisms of vascular calcification in the context of chronic kidney and bone disease.

• Over 10 Years of academic research she became a published author, reviewer for several international journals, acquired expertise in obtaining government grants and gained in depth knowledge of laboratory techniques and the scientific research process.

• She works fulltime for Hugin Mugin research since October 2008.

Pubmed publication list

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The ravens

• Hugin and Mugin (or Munin) are the ravens of the Norse God Odin, whose names mean ‘thought’ and ‘memory’. Odin sends them out at dawn to fly all over the world and when they return, they sit on his shoulder and speak into his ear all the news they gathered.

Cover of the Poetic Edda manucript20. O'er Mithgarth Hugin
and Munin both
Each day set forth to fly;
For Hugin I fear
lest he come not home,
But for Munin my care is more


      Grímnismál, The poetic Edda, 13th century.
      Translated by Henry Adams Bellows, 1936

• Analogous to our mythological namesakes, Hugin Mugin Research

  • scouts for excellent scientific and medical information
  • listens actively to gain a thorough understanding of your processes
  • works with you to organise your thoughts into a clear-cut research or publication strategy
  • enhances the memory of your research with comprehensive reports, articles or presentations.