Gilbert Vassart#

Gilbert Vassart
Email:gvassart 'at'
Membership Number:2186
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2009 Emeritus professor Free University of Brussels
  • 2001-2009 Director of the "IRIBHM" University of Brussels
  • 1990-2009 Director of the Laboratory of Medical Genetics of the University of Brussels
  • 1982-1983 Maître de Recherche FNRS
  • 1978-1982 Chercheur qualifié FNRS
  • 1974-1978 Chargé de Recherche FNRS
  • 1970-1974 Aspirant at the Belgian FNRS

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • G protein-coupled receptors

Honours and Awards
  • 1978 Harrington Prize (award of the European Thyroid association)
  • Francqui Prize 1993 (the highest Belgian award in Science for the under 50)
  • 2000 Van Geysel European award for biomedical research
  • 2000 Docteur honoris causa of the Université René Descartes
  • 2002 Docteur honoris causa of the University of Chicago
  • 2003 Aurbach lecture award: Molecular genetics of glycoprotein hormone receptors. The Endocrine Society. Philadelphia
  • 2005 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of UK
  • 2009 IPSEN "Endocrine Regulation Prize"

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