The academic staff members of LIVR are responsible for the following courses at the Brussels Health Campus:
Leo van Grunsven:
(practical courses supported by Stefaan Verhulst)
(practical courses by Joeri Lambrecht and Liza Dewyse)
Prof. Leo van Grunsven, Head of the LIVR research group, is Director of the Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine since 2016.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers research training of a high international standard in a strong research environment. A doctorate in Life Sciences & Medicine from the VUB qualifies candidates for an academic career as well as other professions requiring a high level of competence. This can be reached through courses and workshops made freely available by the doctoral schools to PhD candidates of the VUB. Your doctoral school in Life Sciences & Medicine (LSM) supports you during your doctorate with training, travel grants and publishing grants.
PhD thesis preparation (min. 4 years): depending on available fellowships : please contact Leo van Grunsven
Bachelor/ Master thesis (max. 1 year)
Every academic year, the LIVR group offers the opportunity for student to prepare:
Enthusiastic about joining our team? More information on our research projects on the poster presentation below (in Dutch)
"Function of Non-muscle Myosin Isoforms in Mouse Hepatic Stellate Cells" (Promotor: Hendrik reynaert / Co-promotor: Leo van Grunsven)
"The Role Of Histone Deacetylases During Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation And Fibrogenesis" (Promotor: Leo van Grunsven)
"Experimental FSGS: Pathology and Therapeutic Approach" (Promotor: Christiane Van Den Branden - co-promotor: Leo van Grunsven)
"Investigation of mechanisms involved in hepatic stellate cell activation in vitro" (Promotor: Leo van Grunsven)
“The role of leptin, insulin and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 during hepatic stellate cell activation” (Promotor: Leo van Grunsven / Co-promotor: Marc Nyssen)
“Expression and function of intermediate filaments in hepatic stellate cells” (Promotors: Leo van Grunsven + Hendrik Reynaert)
"The Role Of Stress Pathways During Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation"
“Characterization of human quiescent, activated and inactivated hepatic stellate cells”
"Modulation of liver fibrosis by liposome-mediated selective targeting of hepatic stellate cells"
"Liver progenitor cell biology in chronic liver disease"