Welcome @ Liver Cell Biology Lab
Research team at the Brussels Health Campus (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy - Department of Biomedical Sciences
The LIVR team is part of the VUB-research cluster "Liver Cell Biology & Toxicology"
LIVR at VUB and Hepatology at Ghent University form the "Translational Liver Cell Biology Alliance"
Prof. Leo van Grunsven is head of LIVR since 2009.
In general, the objectives of LIVR are to contribute
to the characterization of the different liver cell types in healthy
and pathological conditions, to gain
a better insight in the mechanisms of liver regeneration and the
pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and portal hypertension.
The ultimate purpose of our studies is
to contribute to :
- the development of therapeutics for liver fibrosis and portal
- the development of autologous or allogeneic cell transplantation
techniques, and to treatment of chronic liver diseases via stimulation
of the proliferation of local progenitor cells (liver regeneration
as alternative for transplantation)
At the start of 2017, the LIVR group consists of 3 senior scientists and postdocs, 4 PhD students, 1 master student and 5 technicans.