KNAW Heineken Lecture 2018

Peter Carmeliet: Angiogenesis Revisited: Role and (Therapeutic) Implications of Endothelial Metabolism

26 September 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00 hrs
LUMC Buruma Lecture Hall, Building 3, Hippocratespad 21, 2333 ZD Leiden
071 526 9302
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Lecture by Peter Carmeliet, laureate of the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine, Wednesdag 26 September 2018.

Photo Peter Carmeliet by Jussi Puikkonen

The past 40 years of research in the angiogenesis field have focused on identifying genetic signals such as VEGF and Notch, which determine vessel sprouting. However, the role and therapeutic potential of targeting endothelial cell (EC) metabolism have been largely overlooked.

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  • 3.30 p.m.: Registration
  • 4.00 p.m.: Lecture
  • 5.00 p.m.: Drinks

Christine Mummery will be the chair of the programme.

This lecture will be in English.

Peter Carmeliet

Peter Carmeliet, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine for his research into the effects of growth factors on endothelial and nerve cells and for his efforts to develop treatments for vascular and neurological disorders based on his research findings. 

Read more on Peter Carmeliet, winner of the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine.


This lecture is organized by the KNAW and Leiden University Medical Center.