Désiré Baron Collen#


Désiré Baron Collen
Email:desire.collen 'at' med.kuleuven.ac.be
Membership Number:353
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:dcollen
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/u0016103



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 retired
  • 1981 - 2008 Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the KU Leuven in Belgium where he served as Director of the Center for Thrombosis and Vascular Research (now Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology) and the VIB Department for Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy (now VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology)
  • 1984 - 2005 Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine in the Department of Kenneth G. Mann at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Thrombosis/Thrombolysis
  • Haemostasis
  • Vascular biology
  • Biomedical research
  • Translational research
  • Drug development

Honours and Awards
  • 1984 Recipient of the Belgian Francqui Prize
  • 1986 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (Fondation L. Jeantet, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 1994 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Cardiovascular Research (New York, NY, USA) (jointly with Mark Verstraete)
  • 2005 Interbrew-Baillet Latour Health Prize (Belgium) (jointly with Peter Carmeliet)
  • 2007 Harvard Leadership Prize by the Harvard Club of Belgium
  • 2009 Insead Innovator Prize
  • 2011 Robert P. Grant Medal from the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of Belcham (New York, NY, USA)
  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of Scrip (London, UK)
  • Honorary doctorates from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Free University of Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States; and Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
  • 2013 Ereburger (Honorary Citizen) of his native town Sint-Truiden (Belgium)
  • Alumnus of the Year 2014 of Alfagen KU Leuven
  • 2012 Award of hereditary nobility, with the personal rank of Baron by his majesty King Albert II of Belgium


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