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Lectures Collen-Francqui Chair 2018-2019 awarded to prof. dr. Cédric Blanpain (ULB)

vrijdag, 1 maart, 2019 - 12:30
Campus: Brussels Health Campus
Faculteit: Geneeskunde en Farmacie
auditorium Vanden Driessche

The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the VUB has the honour to invite you to a series of lectures in the framework of the Collen-Francqui Chair 2018-2019 awarded to: 

Prof. dr. Cédric Blanpain, WELBIO investigator and director of the laboratory of stem cells and cancer at the ULB

The inaugural lecture will focus on Mechanisms regulating pluripotent stem cells 

The Chair consists of a series of 5 lectures:

    1. 22-Feb      12:30   Inaugural lecture

    2. 01-March  12:30   Lecture 2: Cardiovascular progenitors and heart development

    3. 03-May     12:30   Lecture 3: Epithelial stem cells and their plasticity 

    4. 10-May     12:30   Lecture 4: Stem cells and the cellular origin of cancer

    5. 17-May     12:30   Lecture 5: Cancer stem cells and tumor heterogeneity

    Venue: Auditorium Vanden Driessche, except for the lecture of May 10th, that will take place in Auditorium 5


    Cédric Blanpain

    Cédric Blanpain is full professor, WELBIO investigator and director of the laboratory of stem cells and cancer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research group uses multidisciplinary approaches to study the role of stem cells during development, homeostasis and cancer. His lab was pioneered in using mouse genetics to identify the cell of origin of the most frequent epithelial cancer and developing novel genetic approaches to unravel the mode of tumour growth within their natural environment and understand the mechanisms regulating tumor heterogeneity. 

    Cedric Blanpain received several prestigious awards including EMBO Young investigator award, ERC starting and ERC consolidator grants, the outstanding young investigator award of the International Society of Stem Cell Research 2012, the Liliane Bettencourt award 2012. He has been elected member of the EMBO in 2012, the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine 2015, and the Academia Europa 2016.