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December 9, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt will give a talk at the Cell Bio Virtual 2020-An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting.

December 4, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt will give an online seminar at the Cancer Research Centre of Lyon, France

 

 

Past Events

October 19, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave an online talk at the IGB Seminar, Naples, Italy

October 14, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt has been awarded the EMBO Gold Medal 2020

October 8, 2020 - Anke Vandekeere received a FWO PhD fellowship. Congratulations, Anke!

October 5, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave an online seminar at the BIST (IRB Barcelona) Masters in Research, Barcelona, Spain

September 23, 2020 - Review EMBO reports - Nutrient metabolism and cancer in the in vivo context: A metabolic game of give and take. Congratulations Patricia, Alex and Lindsay ! 

September 17, 2020 - Congratulations to Anke Vandekeere on winning the second Best Master Thesis Award for Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven's Faculty of Medicine

September 4, 2020 - Julio Aguirre-Ghiso gave an online seminar to our lab group 

September 2, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the EACR virtual conference on Cancer Metabolism

August 19, 2020 - New collaborative Nature - Age-induced accumulation of methylmalonic acid promotes tumour progression - Congratulations, Juan, Dorien and Mélanie to your co-authorship! 

August 19, 2020 - Nature publication - Cancer cells stock up in lymph vessels to survive

July 23, 2020 - New collaborative Cancer Research -  Pyrvinium pamoate induces death of triple-negative breast cancer stem-like cells and reduces metastases through effects on lipid anabolism. Congratulations, Mélanie to your co-authorship! 

July 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt received the Fonds Baillet Latour 2020 Medical Research Grant

June 24, 2020 - Juan Fernandez Garcia received a FWO senior postdoc fellowship. Congratulations Juan! 

June 23, 2020 - Cell Reports publication - mTOR Signaling and SREBP Activity Increase FADS2 Expression and Can Activate Sapienate Biosynthesis. Congratulations to Mouna, Gianmarco, Melanie, Dorien, Anke and Joke!

June 2, 2020 - New collaborative Cell Metabolism - Endothelial Lactate Controls Muscle Regeneration from Ischemia by Inducing M2-like Macrophage Polarization. Congratulations, Mélanie to your co-authorship! 

May 29, 2020 - Roger Gomis from the IRB in Barcelona gave a seminar in our online group meeting 

May 28, 2020 - New collaborative Developmental Cell - Glutamine Metabolism Controls Chondrocyte Identity and Function. Congratulations, Gianmarco to your 2nd authorship!

May 19, 2020 - New collaborative Nature Communications publication - 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase regulates lipid homeostasis in treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Congratulations, Mélanie to your co-authorship! 

May 14, 2020 - New collaborative Circulation research - Role of the GLUT1 Glucose Transporter in Postnatal CNS Angiogenesis and Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity. Congratulations, Kim to your co-authorship!

April 17, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a webinar at Cancer Metabolism and Signaling at the New York Academy of Sciences

March 13, 2020 - New collaborative Nature Communications publication - Amino acid levels determine metabolism and CYP450 function of hepatocytes and hepatoma cell lines. Congratulations, Ilaria, Ginevra, Kim and Matteo to your co-authorship!

March 1, 2020 - New Trends in Biochemical Sciences publication: Stable Isotopes for Tracing Mammalian-Cell Metabolism In Vivo. Congratulations Juan, Patricia and Erica! 

March, 2020 - Alex Cuadros received a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship. Congratulations Alex!

February 17, 2020 - New Collaborative Nature Immunology publication: CD36-mediated metabolic adaptation supports regulatory T cell survival and function in tumors. Congratulations, Juan to your co-authorship!

February 14-15, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the European Workshop for Rheumatology Research (EWRR), Leuven, Belgium

February 12-14, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the EACR Conference - A matter of life and death, Bergamo, Italy

February 10, 2020 - Preview by Sarah-Maria Fendt and Sophia Y. Lunt to E. Chang et. al on Dynamic ROS Regulation by TIGAR: Balancing Anti-cancer and Pro-metastasis Effects in Cancer Cell - Dynamic ROS Regulation by TIGAR: Balancing Anti-cancer and Pro-metastasis Effects.

February 7, 2020 - Patricia Altea-Manzano gave a short talk and Lindsay Broadfield a poster presentation at the BACR meeting, Brussels Belgium

February 6, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at University of Oxford, UK

January 24, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the IRB, Barcelona, Spain

January 18, 2020 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the TRANSMIT symposium Fostering applicative discoveries in cancer metabolism, Brussels, Belgium

January 1, 2020 - New Methods in Molecular Biology publication: Analyzing the metabolism of metastasis in mice. Congratulations Patricia, Dorien, Joao, Juan and Mélanie!

December 18, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt received FWO Project grant.

December 9, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany

November 14-15, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Symposium Breaking Boundaries - Metabolism at the Crossroads, Milan, Italy

October 31 to November 6, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt participated in the ICSB 2019 Scientific committee in Okinawa, Japan

October 10-14, 2019 - Alex Cuadros gave a presentation at the 5th YPI Crete conference on Cell  Biology, Cancer and Beyond, Crete Greece

October 9-11, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk the British Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Research – from Lab to Clinic, Newcastle UK

October 7-9, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt organized the Scientific Programme Committee of 2nd EACR Conference ‘Seed and Soil: In Vivo Models of Metastasis Conference’, Harnack House, Berlin, Germany

September 23-25, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the 7th Helmholtz Diabetes Conference in Munich, Germany

September 12, 2019 - New collaborative Nature Communications publication: Differentiation but not ALS mutations in FUS rewires motor neuron metabolism.

September 12, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a Workshop at the John Goldman Conference on CML, Bordeaux, France

September 1-6, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Oncometabolism, Luso, Portugal

September, 2019 - Ginevra Doglioni received a FWO PhD fellowship. Congratulations, Ginevra!

September, 2019 - Matteo Rossi received a Stichting tegen Kanker senior postdoc fellowship. Congratulations, Matteo!

July 30 to August 2, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Salk Cancer Mechanisms and Models conference, La Jolla, USA

June 13-14, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the CIG Symposium Metabolism: molecules, diseases, and personalized health, Lausanne, Switzerland

July 11, 2019 - New BMC Biology publication: Metabolic vulnerabilities of metastasizing cancer cells

June 11, 2019 - New collaborative Nature Communications publication: Translatome analysis reveals altered serine and glycine metabolism in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. Congratulations Gianmarco and Melánie!

June 3-8, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the International Conference on Nutrient Sensing and the Metabolic Control of Cell Growth at the Fondation des Treilles

May 9-12, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at the Hinterzartener Kreis of the DFG for Cancer Research, Como, Italy

April 24, 2019 - New Frontiers in Oncology publication: Interactions in the (Pre)metastatic Niche Support Metastasis Formation. Congratulations Ginevra and Sweta!

March 26, 2019 - New collaborative Nature Reviews publication: Navigating the metabolic pathways to enhance antitumour immunity and immunotherapy

March 15-19, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt organized and gave a talk at the Keystone Symposia on Cancer Metastasis: The Role of Metabolism, Immunity and the Microenvironment, Florence, Italy

March 11, 2019 - Media response to our Nature publication: VIB, Cancer Discovery Research Watch, Drug discovery today, ecancer News, Nature Research Highlight

February 27, 2019 - New Nature publication: Breast cancer cells rely on environmental pyruvate to shape the metastatic niche. Congratulations Ilaria, Matteo, Ginevra, Dorien, Marit and Carmen!

February 26, 2019 - New collaborative Cell Reports publication: HIF1alpha Suppresses Tumor Cell proliferation throught Inhibition of Aspartate Biosynthesis. Congratulations Doriane and Gianmarco!

February 24, 2019 - March 1, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the Keystone Symposia on Tumor Metabolism, Keystone, USA

February 20, 2019 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UK

February 7, 2019 - Media response to our Nature publication: VIB, Despecialist, HLN, Nieuwsblad, News in Brief  in Cancer Discovery and News and Views Nature

February 7, 2019 - New Nature publication: Evidence for an alternative fatty acid desaturation pathway increasing cancer plasticity. Congratulations Kim, Stefan, Sweta, Dorien, Matteo, Gianmarco, Juan and João!

February, 2019 - Patricia Altea-Manzano receives Marie Curie postdoc fellowship. Congratulations, Patricia!

January 16, 2019 - New collaborative Nature publication: HIF-1a metabolically controls collagen synthesis and modification in chondrocytes. Congratulations, Gianmarco!

December 9-12, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Cell Symposium titled Metabolites as Signaling Molecules, Seattle, USA

November 22, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the ISREC "Lola & John Grace Distinguished Lectures in Cancer Research", Lausanne, Switzerland

October 2018 - New publications in Methods in Molecular Biology edited by Sophia Y Lunt and Sarah-Maria Fendt: 13C trancer analysis and metabolomics in 3D cultured cancer cells; Measuring in vivo tissue metabolomics using 13C glucose infusions in mice; Assessing the impact of the nutrient microenvironment on the metabolism of effector CD8 T cells. Congratulations, Marit, Ilaria, Dorien and Juan!

October 9-11, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk and Gianmarco Rinaldi presented a poster  at the EACR Cancer Metabolism conference, Bilbao, Spain

October 3-6, 2018 - Marit van Gorsel and Sweta Parik presented at the 4th YPI Crete conference on Cell  Biology, Cancer and Beyond, Crete Greece

September 26, 2018 - Marit van Gorsel receives an Academische Stichting Leuven travel grant for her participation in the 4th YPI Crete conference on Cell Biology, Cancer and Beyond

September 26, 2018 - Sweta Parik receives a VUB travel grant for her participation in the 4th YPI Crete conference on Cell Biology, Cancer and Beyond

September 16-19, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the International Behr Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer, Heidelberg, Germany

August 20 - New collaborative Cell Metabolism publication: Quiescent Endothelial Cells Upregulate Fatty Acid beta-Oxidation for Vasculoprotection via Redox Homeostasis. Congratulations Ilaria

July, 2018 - Ginvevra Doglioni recieves a Kom op tegen Kanker starters fellowship. Congratulations, Ginevra!

June 27, 2018 - New collaborative Nature Comunications publication: Sustained SREBP-1-dependent lipogenesis as a key mediator of resistance to BRAF-targeted therapy. Congratulations João!

June 25-27, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Abcam Cancer and Metabolism conference, Cambridge

June 23, 2018 - New collaborative Leukemia publication: The ribosomal RPL10 R98S mutation drives IRES-dependent BCL-2 translation in T-ALL. Congratulations Gianmarco!

May 8, 2018 - New Trends in Cell Biology publication: Metabolic Hallmarks of Metastasis Formation. Congratulations Ilaria and Ginevra!

May 4, 2018 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Candiolo Cancer Institute-IRCC, Torino, Italy

April 30, 2018 - New collaborative Biochemistry publication: "The Proline Cycle as a Potential Cancer Therapy Target"

December 11, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the Centre for Reproductive Health (MRC CRH), University of Edinburgh

November 28, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt received a Consolidator ERC Grant!

November 22, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Transomics Symposium, Tokyo

November 22, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt received a FWO Research Project grant and a FWO Krediet aan Navorser grant!

October 19, 2017 - Alec Kimmelman (NYU, New York) gave a CCB seminar

October 18, 2017 - Ilaria Elia defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Ilaria!

October 11-13, 2017 - Kim Vriens and Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a presentation at the 3th YPI Crete conference on Cell  Biology, Cancer and Beyond, Crete Greece

September 24-26, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the 1st Crick Cancer symposium, London

September 15, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Ludwig Institute, Lausanne

September 12, 2017 - 5th CCB Metabolism Mini Symposium, Leuven

August 30, 2017 - New Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine publication - Metabolic interactions in cancer: cellular metabolism at the interface between the microenvironment, the cancer cell phenotype and the epigenetic landscape. Congratulations, Gianmarco and Matteo!

August 28-30, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Liquid Biopsies & Cancer meeting, Leuven

July 19, 2017 - New collaborative Nature Immunology publication: "Alpha - Ketoglutarate orchestrates macrophage activation through metabolic and epigenetic reprogramming". Congratuations, Stefan!

July 12, 2017- Marit van Gorsel received a Kom op tegen Kanker starters fellowship! Congratulations, Marit!

July 2-5, 2017 - Gianmarco Rinaldi presented a poster at the Beatson Cancer conference, Glasgow, UK

July 4, 2017 - New Frontiers Endocrinology publication: "Is There a Therapeutic Window for Metabolism-Based Cancer Therapies?"

June 30, 2017 - John J. Tanner (University of Missouri-Columbia) gave a seminar in Leuven

June 29, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a Grants4Targets seminar at Bayer Health Care, Berlin

June 28, 2017- Juan Fernandez Garcia received a FWO postdoc fellowship. Congratulations, Juan!

June 19-21, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at the Cancer Research UK’s Researchers’ retreat, London

June 8, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a seminar at the IRIBHM, Brussels

June1, 2017 - Mario Pende (ISERM, Paris) gave a talk at the CCB Seminar

May 16, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at the University of Tübingen

May 13, 2017 - Media response to our Nature Communications publication: De Redactie, EngineeringNet, RTBF, VIB, Medicalxpress, Flander Today, and News Medical

May 11, 2017 - New Nature Communications publication: “Proline metabolism supports metastasis formation an could be inhibited to selectively target metastasizing cancer cells” Congratulations, Ilaria, Dorien and Stefan!

April 21, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at the ESN conference, Leuven

April 19, 2017 - Ilaria Elia has received a Broaden Your Horizon KU Leuven travel grant for the Keystone Symposia - Tumor Metabolism: Mechanisms and Targets. Congratulations, Ilaria!

March 15, 2017 - Check our latest JCB publication: Neurons eat glutamate to stay alive

March 15, 2017 - New Frontiers in Immunology publication: Macrophage Metabolism As Therapeutic Target for Cancer, Atherosclerosis, and Obesity. Congratulations, Xenia!

March 7, 2017 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk and Ilaria Elia presented a poster at the Keystone Metabolism Conference

February 23, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the  "Frontiers in Cancer Research and Therapy Symposium", Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

January 31, 2017 - New JCB publication: "Cardiolipin promotes electron transport between ubiquinone and complex I to rescue PINK1 deficiency". Congratulations, Matteo on your co-authorship!

January 16, 2017 - Sarah-Maria Fendt received a Grants4Targets award from Bayer Global.

December 27, 2016 - Ilaria Elia has received a travel grant from the Academische Stichting Leuven for her participation in the Civita Retreat. Congratulations Ilaria!

December 26 - New Nature Publication: "The role of fatty acid Beta-oxidation in lymphangiogenesis"

November 25 - Read about out latest findings at VIB

November 22, 2016 - Ilaria Elia received a travel grant for the Keystone Symposia - Tumor Metabolism: Mechanisms and Targets. Congratulations Ilaria!

November 21, 2016 - New Translational Cancer Research publication: "In vivo cancer metabolism is defined by the nutrient microenvironment". Congratulations, Ilaria!

November 19, 2016 - Interview with Sarah-Maria Fendt and Stefan Christen publication

November 16, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt will give a talk at the LMU, Munich, Germany

November 12, 2016 - New Metabolic Engineering publication: "Dual loss of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and complex I activity is necessary to recapitulate the metabolic phenotype of SDH mutant tumors". Congratulations Doriane, Gianmarco, Kristine and Stefan!

November 8, 2016 - Kim received a ASEICA Fellowship to cover the registration costs of the EMBO Metabolism Conference. Congratulations Kim!

November 4, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the "Science at the Edge Seminar Series", Michigan State University

October 27, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the ISCaM conference

October 19, 2016 - First VIB Cancer Biology Retreat at the Irish College, Leuven

October, 2016 - Media response to our publication: VTM nieuws, De Morgen, VIB

October 11, 2016 - New Cell Reports publication: "Breast Cancer-Derived Lung Metastases Show Increased Pyruvate Carboxylase-Dependent Anaplerosis". Congratulations Stefan, Doriane, Roberta, Dorien, Kristine and Ilaria!

October, 2016 – Follow us on Twitter and ResearchGate

October 5-7, 2016 – Ilaria Elia and Matteo Rossi gave a talk at the Civita Retreat, Italy

October 5, 2016 – 20 years VIB celebration

October 5, 2016 –  Kim Vriens gave a poster presentation and Sarah-Maria Fendt a talk at the EMBO Metabolism Conference

September 23, 2016 – Ilaria Elia received award for the best short talk at the Cancer & Metabolism symposium. Congratulations, Ilaria!”

September 22, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt and Ilaria Elia gave a talk at the Cancer & Metabolism Symposium

September -  New publication: Breast cancer-derived lung metastases show increased pyruvate carboxylase-dependent anaplerosis. Congratulations, Stefan and Doriane!

September 14, 2016 - Kim received a FWO travel grant. Congratulations Kim!

September 6-7, 2016 – VCR Metabolism Mini Symposium

July 7, 2016 - Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the MIT, Cambridge, USA

June 22, 2016 - Matteo Rossi, João Duarte and Gianmarco Rinaldi received a FWO Fellowship. Congratulations, Matteo, João, and Gianmarco!

April 28, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Tumor Metabolism meets Immunology Symposium

April 12, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at SYSBIO, Centre of Systems Biology, University of Milano-Bicocca

February 23, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Keystone meeting 'New Frontiers in Understanding Tumor Metabolism'

February, 2016 – New publication: Integration of omics: more than the sum of its parts. Congratulations, Jörg!

January, 2016 – New publication: "HIF-1alfa Promotes Glutamine-Mediated Redox Homeostasis and Glycogen-Dependent Bioenergetics to Support Post-implantation Cell Survival".

January, 2016 – New publication: "Identification of a small molecule inhibitor of 3-phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase to target serine biosynthesis in cancers". Congratulations, Stefan on your co-authorship!

January 18, 2016 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

January 7, 2016 –  New publication: "Deletion or Inhibition of the Oxygen Sensor PHD1 Protects against Ischemic Stroke via Reprogramming of Neuronal Metabolism". Congratulations, Roberta and Dorien on your co-authorship!

December 17, 2015 – VRC Retreat. Congratulations, Raquel and Kristine, for the very nice retreat organization!

December 17, 2015 – Doriane Lorendeau received extansion of her Marie Curie Omics @ VIB postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Doriane!

December 10, 2015 – Olivier Feron gave a lecture at the VRC

December 7, 2015 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

November 9, 2015 –  New publication: "Highly proliferative primitive fetal liver hematopoietic stem cells are fueled by oxidative metabolic pathways". Congratulations, Dorien on your co-authorship!

October 25, 2015 – VIB Biotechnology Day

September 28-30, 2015 – Roberta Schmieder and Stefan Christen gave a poster presentation and Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Abcam Metabolism & Cancer Meeting

September 27, 2015 –  Xenia Geeraerts received L'Oréal UNESCO - Women In Science fellowship. Congratulations, Xenia!

September 15, 2015 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Trentino Retreat

September 8-10, 2015 – Ilaria Elia and Stefan Christen gave a poster presentation and Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the VIB Metabolism Conference

September 3, 2015 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the FTNLS workshop

August 1, 2015 – Current Opinion in Biotechnology: Systems Biology (Vol34), edited by Costas Maranas and Sarah-Maria Fendt

July 3, 2015 –  Gianmarco Rinaldi received Kom Op Tegen Kanker fellowship. Congratulations, Gianmarco!

June 25, 2015 –  Sarah-Maria Fendt was selected from the Concern Foundation - Conquer Cancer Now Award for 2nd year funding

June 25, 2015 – Jamey Young visited the VRC and gave a VRC seminar series lecture

June 1, 2015 – BioVox interviewed Peter Carmeliet and Sarah-Maria Fendt

May 7, 2015 – 3rd Metabolism Mini Symposium @ VRC featuring cancer metabolism and neurometabolism

April 7, 2015 –  New publication entitled: "Metabolic control of signaling pathways and metabolic auto-regulation". Congratulations, Doriane, Stefan, and Gianmarco!

April 6, 2015 –  New publication: "Organ specific cancer metabolism and its potential for therapy". Congratulations, Ilaria, Roberta, and Stefan!

April 2, 2015 –  Press releases by HNL.be, De Standaard, eCancer & FlandersBio and VIB news featuring our publication on the importance of fatty acid oxidation for endothelial cell proliferation

April 1, 2015 – News & Views article "Metabolism: Growth in the Fat Lane" featuring our publication on the importance of fatty acid oxidation for endothelial cell proliferation

March 31, 2015 – Ilaria Elia gave a poster presentation at the VIB Seminar

March 12, 2015 – Mike Hall visited the VRC and give a VRC seminar series lecture

March 9, 2015 – Jennifer Ewald visited the VRC and give a seminar

February 26, 2015 – New publication: "Fatty acid carbon is essential for dNTP synthesis in endothelial cells". Congratulations, Ilaria and Stefan on your co-authorship!

February 10, 2015 – New publication: "A roadmap for interpreting 13C metabolite labeling patterns from cells". Congratulations, Jörg!

January 31, 2015 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the meeting of the Belgian Association for Cancer Research

January 15, 2015 – Doriane Lorendeau gave a poster presentation at the Keystone Symposium

November 27, 2014 – Michael Pollak visited the VRC and give a VRC seminar series lecture

November 24, 2014 – Roberta Schmieder received Pegasus Marie Curie Fellowship. Congratulations, Roberta!

November 19 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt received FWO-Research Grant and Eugène Yourassowsky Schenking

November 13, 2014 – 2nd Metabolism Mini Symposium @ VRC featuring cancer metabolism & signaling and metabolism & immunology

October 27, 2014 – New publication: "Pyruvate kinase isoform expression alters nucleotide synthesis to impact cell proliferation". Congratulations, Stefan and Ilaria on your co-authorship!

October 15, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a lecture at the opening event of the doctoral school for cancer research at KU Leuven

October 13, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the KUL Stem Cell Institute

September 11, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the FTNLS symposium "From Science to Treatment Innovation in Cancer"

August 14, 2014 – New publication: "The mTORC1/S6K1 pathway regulates glutamine metabolism through the eIF4B-dependent control of c-Myc translation". Congratulations, Ilaria, to your co-authorship!

July 8, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Beatson International Cancer Conference

July 8, 2014 – Doriane Lorendeau and Ilaria Elia gave a poster presentation at the Beatson International Cancer Conference

June 6, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt received the Conquer Cancer Now Award

April 29, 2014 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the VIB Seminar in Blankenberge

April 1, 2014 – New publication: "Targetable signaling pathway mutations are associated with malignant phenotype in IDH- mutant gliomas"

February 9, 2014 – JNCI published a comment on metformin and prostate cancer

December 16, 2013 – UroToday publishes ‘Beyond the Abstract’ feature about the publication on metformin and prostate cancer metabolism

December 13, 2013 – Sarah-Maria Fendt received Odysseus II grant

December 11, 2013 – Sarah-Maria Fendt joined the Editorial Board of Molecular Metabolism

December 9, 2013 – Kick-Off meeting with Bayer Pharmaceuticals

December 9, 2013 Doriane Lorendeau received Marie Curie Omics @ VIB postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Doriane!

September 23, 2013 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Diabetes conference in Munich

July 31, 2013 – New publication: "Reductive glutamine metabolism is a function of the alpha-ketoglutarate to citrate ratio in cells"

June 26, 2013 - 1st Metabolism Mini Symposium @ VRC featuring cancer metabolism and neurometabolism

June 25, 2013 – Sarah-Maria Fendt gave a talk at the Cancer & Metabolism conference in Amsterdam

May 29, 2013 – Sarah-Maria Fendt received CIG grant

May 20, 2013 – The publication on metformin and prostate cancer metabolism has been featured at MDLinx

May 17, 2013 – New publication: "Metformin decreases glucose oxidation and increases the dependency of prostate cancer cells on reductive glutamine metabolism"  

May 09, 2013 – New publication: "The mTORC1 pathway stimulates glutamine metabolism and cell proliferation by repressing SIRT4"