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.