Vincent Thijs is a stroke neurologist and clinician researcher with more than 15 years of experience in the field. His main research topics include acute stroke imaging, genetics of stroke, stroke in the young, atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention. He has published more than 250 papers in the field of stroke, including co-authorship in top tier journals NEJM, Lancet, Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, and Lancet Neurology and >30 articles in the leading journal of the field Stroke. In his career as clinician he has lead stroke units in Belgium and Australia. He is the co-head of the Stroke Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.