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ULB CENTER FOR DIABETES RESEARCH

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Mobility is a crucial component of the scientific career, fostering the development of new research interests and skills, scientific collaborations and broadening our vision of the world. At the UCDR, scientists from all over the world work together in a harmonious and friendly atmosphere.

If you are a Postdoctoral researcher, PhD or master student interested in joining any of our groups, please contact us, as we are always searching for interested colleagues.

director

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Miriam CNOP, MD, PhD

Belgium

principal investigators

Décio L. EIZIRIK, MD, PhD

Brazil, Sweden

Mariana IGOILLO-ESTEVE, PhD

Argentina, Belgium

Laurence LADRIERE, PhD

Belgium

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Anne OP DE BEECK, PhD

Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellows

Anthony PIRON, PhD

BELGIUM


Estibaliz HUARTE, PhD

SPAIN

Alexandrine LIBOZ, PhD

FRANCE

Jose Maria COSTA JUNIOR, PhD

BRAZIL


Alexandra COOMANS DE BRACHENE, PhD

Belgium


Junior GARCIA DE OLIVEIRA, PhD

BRAZIL


Cristina MORENO CASTRO, PhD

SPAIN


Chiara VINCI, PhD

ITALY


Maria LYTRIVI, MD, PhD

Greece


Sandra MARIN CA√ĎAS, PhD

Spain

Arturo ROCA RIVADA, PhD

Spain


Toshiaki SAWATANI, PhD

Japan

Priscila ZIMATH, PhD

BRAZIL

Hadis SHAKERI, PhD

IRAN

Maria Eugenia MARTIN-VAZQUEZ GARCIA, PhD

SPAIN

Doctoral Fellows

Maria Nicol ARROYO

Argentina


Enrico VIRGILIO, MD

ITALY


Fl√°via Natividade da Silva

brazil

Xiaoyan YI

CHINA

Florian SZYMCZAK

France

Maressa BONFIM

BRAZIL


Yue TONG, MD

China

Theodora PAPADOPOULOU

GREECE

Research Assistants and PATGS

Na√Įma BELMAHJOUBI

Belgium

Coralie DREUMONT

Belgium

Angeline BILHEU

BELGIUM

Ying CAI

CHINA, Belgium

Nathalie PACHERA

Belgium

Any√Įshai MUSUAYA

Belgium

Nadia OURIAGHLI

Belgium

Jessica CAPITAINE

Belgium

Isabelle MILLARD

BELGIUM

Lionel SAUVAGE

BELGIUM

VISITING RESEARCHERS AND INTERNS

Gabriele TRAVIGLIA, mD

ITALY

Eleftheria BAZOULI

GREECE

Sirine HENDRICKX

BELGIUM

Anna KARENINA AZEVEDO MARTINS, PhD

BRAZIL

Alumni

PhD STUDENTS

  • Baroj Abdulkarim¬†(present position, Scientist at HAYA Therapeutics, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Ana Oliveira¬†(present position, Clinical Data Manager at EORTC, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Miguel Lopes¬†(present position, Data Scientist at Swedbank, Estonia)
  • Maria Lytrivi¬†MD (present position, Endocrinologist at Erasmus Hospital ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Malin Flodstr√∂m-Tullberg, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, 1998 (present position, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Dejan Pavlovic, Diabetes Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1999 (present position, Biotech, USA)
  • Meng-Chi Chen, Diabetes Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2001 (present position, academic, Taiwan; details unknown)
  • Alessandra Cardozo, Diabetes Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, 2003 (present position, Associate Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Dongbo Liu, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2004 (present position, Professor, Hunan University, China)
  • Burak Kutlu, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2004 (present position, Principal Computational Biologist at Lyell Immunopharma, Seattle, USA)
  • Ilham Kharroubi, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles 2005
  • Pierre Pirot, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2007 (present position, Senior Scientist (Bioassay Development) at UCB, Belgium)
  • Maikel Colli, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2010 (present position, Senior Bioinformatics at Galapagos, Belgium)
  • Jenny N. Barthson, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2013 (present position, Early-Stage Development Scientist at MSD, Belgium)
  • Michela Miani, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2013 (present position, Project Manager at the IT Company Modis, Belgium)
  • Maria Ines Alvelos, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, 2020 (present position, post-doctoral fellow at our group, ULB Center for Diabetes Research, Belgium)
  • Eva Strandell, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, 1992 (present position, Assoc. Professor, Halmstad University, Sweden)
  • L√ļcio A. Velloso, Department of Internal Medicine, Uppsala University, 1993 (present position, Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Bjorn Tyrberg, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, 1999 (present position, Life Sciences Consultant, Pharma Relations, Sweden)
  • Nils Magnusson, Aarhus University, Danemark, 2006 (present position, Adjunct, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark)

 

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • Daniel Andrade da Cunha¬†(present position, Principal Scientist at Galapagos, Mechelen, Belgium)
  • Mariana Igoillo-Esteve¬†(present position, Assistant Professor at Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Miriam Hernang√≥mez Herrero¬†PhD, Clinical trial coordinator in Hepatology at Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • Daniela Nasteska¬†MD, PhD, Postdoctoral research fellow at University of Oxford, UK
  • Cristina Cosentino¬†(present position, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Kassem Ghaddar¬†(present position, Global Medical Affairs Manager at GSK, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Paraskevi Salpea¬†(present position, Biomedical Research Manager at International Diabetes Federation, Washington, USA)
  • Federica Fantuzzi¬†(present position, Senior Scientist, University of Parma, Italy)¬†
  • C√©line Demarez¬†(present position, Expert Scientist at GSK, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje, Croatia (Uppsala, 1992-1993) (present position, Professor of Immunology, St. Cloud State University, USA)
  • Maria Alice de Mello, Brazil (Uppsala, 1995-1996) (present position, Associate Professor, UNESP, Brazil)
  • Carol Delaney, England (Uppsala, 1995-1997)
  • Veronica Espinosa, Brazil (VUB, Brussels, 1998-1999)
  • Daisy Crispim Moreira, Brazil (ULB, Brussels, 2005-2006) (present position, Research Associate, University Hospital, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Monica Garcia, Spain (ULB, Brussels, 2005-2007)
  • Zeynep Dogusan, Turkey (ULB, Brussels, 2005-2007) (present position, Docent, Yeni Y√ľzyil University Medical Faculty, Turkey)
  • Carla Maria Germano, Brazil (ULB, Brussels, 2008-2009) (present position, Professor, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil)
  • Daisy Flamez, Brussels, Belgium (ULB, Brussels, 2004-2009) (present position, Business Developer, Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Fernanda Ortis, Brazil (ULB, Brussels, 2005-2010) (present position, Assistant Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Florent Allagnat, Lausanne, Switzerland (2008-2010) (present position, Project Manager, Lausanne University, Switzerland)
  • Thomas Bouckenhooge, Lille, France (2009-2011) (present position, USP Development Manager, Cell and Gene Therapy, France)
  • Esteban Gurzov, Spain (2007-2011) (present position, Assistant Professor, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Fabrice Moore, Brussels, Belgium (2007-2011) (present position, Scientist, Sciensano (Belgian Food and Drug Organization), Belgium)
  • Francois Vigneron (France, 2010-2011)
  • Ihsane Mahrfour (Belgium, 2010-2012) (present position, Dentist, private practice)
  • Izortze Santin, Spain (2009-2013) (present position, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of the Basque Country, Spain)
  • Flavia de Paula (Brazil, 2012-2013 and 2015-2019) (present position, QC Project Leader, Cell & Gene Therapy, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Belgium)
  • Tatiana Nogueira (Brazil, 2010-2014)
  • Marina Casimir (Switzerland, 2013-2014) (present position, Project Manager, Switzerland)
  • Loriana Mascali (Italy, 2013-2014) (present position, Research Fellow, KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Flora Brozzi (Italy, 2012-2015) (present position, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Olatz Villate (Spain, 2012-2015) (present position, Study Coordinator of Clinical Trials, Biocruces Health Research Institute, Spain)
  • Tarlliza Nardelli (Brazil, 2014-2015) (present position, Medical Student, Univ. Parana, Brazil)
  • Tatiana Rech (Brazil, 2014-2016) (present position, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Leticia Brandani (Brazil, 2014-2015) (present position, Researcher, Department of Internal Medicine, UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Fabio Grieco (Italy, 2012-2018) (present position, Senior Scientist, Orgenesis Inc, Belgium)
  • Laura Marroqui (Spain, 2012-2017) (present position, Assistant Professor, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain)
  • Reinaldo dos Santos (Brazil, 2013-2018) (present position, Senior Research Fellow, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain)
  • Jean-Valery Turatsinze (Belgium, 2013-2018) (present position, Bioinformatics Scientist, VolitionRx, Belgium)
  • Jonas Juan-Mateu (Spain, 2014-2018) (present position, Research Fellow, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain)
  • Alexander Balhuizen (Sweden, 2014 ‚Äď2018) (present position, Staff Scientist, Copenhagen University, Denmark)
  • Miguel Lopes (Portugal, 2015-2018) (present position, Data Scientist, Swedbank, Lithuania)
  • Esther Lizarraga-Mollinedo (Spain, 2016-2019) (present position, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Institute of Investigations Dr Josep Trueta, Girona, Spain)
  • Maikel Colli (Brazil, 2016-2020) (present position, Senior Bioinformatics at Galapagos, Belgium)
  • Stephane Demine (Belgium, 2016-2019) (present position, medical student)
  • Angela Castela (Portugal, 2018-2021) (present position, Process Development Supervisor, Cell & Gene Therapy, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Belgium)
  • Luiz Barella (Brazil, 2020-2021; IBRI) (present position, Scientist, Kallyope, USA)
  • Olivia Ballew (USA, 2020-2021; IBRI) (present position, IHC Scientist, Inotive, USA)
  • Donalyn Scheuner (USA, 2019-2021) (present position, DLC Consultant, USA)
  • Bahareh Rajaei¬†(Iran, 2018-2019) (present position, postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden University Medical Center)
  • Vyron Gorgogietas¬†(Greece, 2019-2021) (present position, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg)
  • Jonathan Green¬†(England, 2020-2021) (present position, Senior Research Associate at University of East Anglia, England)¬†
  • Bruno Santacreu¬†(Argentina, 2021-2022) (present position, Manager of Laboratory Aclimu, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Maria Ines Alvelos (Portugal, 2020-2023)
  • Federica Fantuzzi (Italy, 2018-2023)
 
 MEDICAL STUDENTS
 
  • Yasmina Serroukh MD, PhD, Hematologist Rotterdam,the Netherlands
  • Lucas Oliveira dos Santos MD, Cardiology resident at¬†Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Usama Azziz MD, Cardiology resident at CHU de Charleroi, Belgium
  • Carolina Gomes da Silveira Cauduro MD, Radiation oncology resident at H√īpital du Valais, Sion, Switzerland
 
 
  • and others…

 

 

 

 

Group picture in COVID-19 times