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Research Group

Liver Cell Biology

(Brussels Health Campus - Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Objectives

In general, research projects at LIVR aim to better characterize the different liver cell types in healthy and pathological conditions, and to gain a better insight in the mechanisms of liver regeneration and the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis.

The LIVR team investigates:

  • the mechanisms of liver fibrosis development and resolution
  • the identification of hepatic stellate cell-specific biomarkers for liver fibrosis staging
  • the generation of in vitro liver disease models
  • iPSC derived liver cells for in vitro disease modeling
  • the role for liver progenitor cells during liver regeneration

Long term objectives are:

  • Contribute to the understanding of mechanisms involved in liver fibrosis
  • Discover therapeutic targets for chronic liver diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Develop in vitro models representative for human chronic liver disease

Team Members

LIVR 2019

Events

EASL

EASL 2020: The Digital International Liver Congress

From Thursday 27 August at 8:00 to Saturday 29 August at 17:00

Belgian Week 2020

Belgian Week of Gastroenterology 2020

From Wednesday 4 March at 8:00 to Friday 6 March at 17:00

 

EASL

EASL 2019: The International Liver Congress (10-14 /04/2019)

From Wednesday 10 April at 8:00 to Sunday 14 April at 18:00

FACSAria-BDThe LIVR laboratory offers Flow Cytometry Service, using a BD FACSAria cell sorter (2006, first generation, upgraded to FacsAria IIu in 2014). The system has 3 lasers for excitation: UV-laser (355nm), Blue laser (488nm) and Red laser (633nm) and 11 fluorescence detectors. We offer support for the experimental setup, operation of the system and analysis of data using FlowJo software.

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