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 About the 2016 Award Winners

 

His work has broad relevance because understanding the regulatory logic encoded in the non-coding genome is one of the key challenges in biomedical sciences today. The non-coding genome encompasses more than 98% of our genome and houses all the information of when and where which genes are expressed. Therefore, the regulatory genome implements and controls cellular fate during developmental programs and maintenance of cellular identity throughout our body. Not surprisingly, perturbations of the genomic control mechanisms often lead to diseases, including cancer.

 

Prof. Dr. Stein Aerts

KU Leuven

His study has demonstrated that precise metabolic targeting can inhibit the metabolic collaboration, angiogenesis, local invasion and metastasis, while preserving the healthy cells in the body. "Thanks to the discovery of the fact that waste in cells give rise to metastasis, we are able to develop effective treatment to fight against this disease and we hope to quickly find partnerships with pharmaceutical companies in order to start the trials.

 

Prof. Dr. Pierre Sonveaux

UCL Louvain

She had set three priorities in this study. First, they wanted to map the different cardial structures, functions and fibrosis. Secondly, they wanted to investigate how factors, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity interacted with the factor ‘high age', as the latter substantially increases the risk of heart failure. Finally, Prof Dr Pouleur and her colleagues examined the factors that would increase the risk of diastolic heart failure through investigating and analysing hospitalizations and specific deaths.

 

Prof. Dr. Anne-Catherine Pouleur

UCL St-Luc

 About the 2016 Award Winners

 
 

His work has broad relevance because understanding the regulatory logic encoded in the non-coding genome is one of the key challenges in biomedical sciences today. The non-coding genome encompasses more than 98% of our genome and houses all the information of when and where which genes are expressed. Therefore, the regulatory genome implements and controls cellular fate during developmental programs and maintenance of cellular identity throughout our body. Not surprisingly, perturbations of the genomic control mechanisms often lead to diseases, including cancer.

Dr. Peter

Prof. Dr. Stein Aerts

KU LEUVEN

Latest NEWS

 
 

Oct./Nov. 2016
Jury meetings will take place for the award of 3 prizes

 

Upcoming EVENTS

 
 
Dec. 2016
2016 AWARDS CEREMONY

at Van der Valk Hotel ‐ Brussels Airport
(Dec. 12th at 7pm)

 

NS Approval ID 1009870 Revision date 09/2016