We aim to discover novel biochemical mechanisms involved in human diseases. We are convinced that a thorough understanding of these mechanisms is a prerequisite for the development of novel therapies in cancer and beyond.

The metabolic research pole in the department of biochemistry consists of research groups headed by Guido Bommer, Maria Veiga-Da-Cunha and Emile Van Schaftingen. We are part of the de Duve Institute (www.deduveinstitute.be) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (www.uclouvain.be). In our work we use a wide array of methods in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and mass spectrometry. While most of our research is strongly hypothesis-driven, we are open to serendipitous discoveries that sometimes lead us far from areas of our expertise.

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