Cédric Blanpain#

Email:cedric.blanpain 'at' ulb.ac.be
Membership Number:4341
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:cblanpain
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://blanpainlab.ulb.ac.be


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013 Professor (“Professeur Ordinaire”) at the Universtité Libre de Bruxelles
  • 2012 - 2013 Full professor (“Professeur”) at the Universtité Libre de Bruxelles
  • 2006 - 2012 Tenure Assistant Professor and independent group leader of the Belgian Research National Scientific Fund (F.N.R.S.) at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRIBHM), ULB, Belgium
  • 2002 - 2006 Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology & Development, Prof. E. Fuchs-Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
  • 2002 Board Certified Internal Medicine, ULB, Belgium
  • 2001 - 2002 Residency in Medical Genetics, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, ULB, Belgium
  • 2001 PhD in Medical Science, ULB, Supervisor: Prof. M. Parmentier “ Etude des relations structure-fonction de CCR5 et ses ligands”
  • 1997 - 2001 Research Fellow of the Belgian National Research Scientific Fund (F.N.R.S.) at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRIBHM), Medical School, ULB, Belgium
  • 1995 - 1997 Residency in Internal Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, ULB, Belgium
  • 1995 MD graduated from Medical School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) with summa cum laudae

Fields of Scholarship
  • Stem cells
  • Developmental biology
  • Gastrulation and cardiac developmental
  • Epithelial biology
  • Cancer
  • Cancer cell of origin
  • Cancer stem cells

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Elected member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine
  • 2015 Joseph Maisin Award for basic biomedical Science-quinquenal award of the Belgian National Scientific Research Fund
  • 2014 - 2018 ERC consolidator grant -
  • 2012 Liliane Bettencourt Award for Life Sciences 2012
  • 2012 EMBO member
  • 2012 Wallonia Region Medal (Officer)
  • 2012 Outstanding Young Investigator Award International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
  • 2012 Chair Bauchau award
  • 2010 Fond Gaston Ithier Award
  • 2010 Fondation ULB award
  • 2009 EMBO Young Investigator award
  • 2009 Fond Gaston Ithier award
  • 2008 - 2013 ERC Starting Grant
  • 2007 - 2009 Research grant from Schlumberger Foundation for Education and Research (FSER)
  • 2006 - 2009 Career Development Award (CDA) from the Human Science Frontier Program Organization (H.S.F.P.O.)
  • 2001 Galien Award of Pharmacology

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