Sven Hendrix obtained his MD degree in 2002 at the Charité Berlin, Germany. During his medical education he studied and worked in Parma (Italy), Hamamatsu (Japan) and Boston (USA). Between 2002 and 2007, he worked as anatomist at the Institute for Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Charité – University Medicine Berlin. In 2007 he obtained his Habilitation degree and became lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Institute for Cell Biology and Neurobiology (Charité – University). He moved to the Department of Morphology at the Biomedical Research Institute, Hasselt University, Belgium where he became full professor for Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2008 and head of department in 2009. In 2010 he became director of the Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences and in 2016 he became vice director of the Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED) at Hasselt University. His research group develops neuroimmune cell therapies for CNS injuries.