Tim Vernimmen is a Belgian science journalist.
He studied biology at Ghent University and writes about all things alive, preferably from a position in which he can see it writhe with his own eyes. His articles have been published in the newspapers De Standaard and De Morgen, the monthly magazine Bodytalk, science magazine EOS and weekly Knack.
In 2009, Vernimmen traveled to Beijing, China to write about medical tourism there. In 2011, he spent three months in India, with the support of the Pascal Decroos Fund, to investigate to what extent the country had itself to blame for the controversy surrounding the antibiotic resistence gene NDM-1.
In April 2013, the fund supported a project that brought him to Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong for a story on the search for dangerous avian flu viruses that landed him in the middle of the H7N9 conundrum. He subsequently traveled to Borneo to investigate our role in the destruction and the surprising pragmatism of the conservations working there.
In 2014, the Fund supported Vernimmens summer series for national newspaper De Standaard on the impact of climate change in Southern Europe.