Peter Carmeliet

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.F.M.
Main position Hoogleraar KU Leuven
Disciplines Life sciences
  Life sciences, medicine and health care
  Physiology
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Foreign Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Dep. Oncologie, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, bus 912
Herestraat 49
BE 3000 Leuven
Belgium
tel.  +32 16 373 204

Peter Carmeliet is internationally renowned for his research on the growth and functioning of blood vessels. He showed which signalling molecules play a role in the formation of new blood vessels. He has also investigated vascular growth in tumours. Carmeliet’s research led to a drug that prevents oxygen and nutrients from reaching medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumour in children. Another of his studies could lead to a more effective treatment for ALS.