Visiting professorship

In 2024 the Visiting Professor will be Prof David Lyden, Stavros Niarchos Chair, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA hosted by Prof. Agnès Noël, GIGA-Cancer, Université de Liège. He will be visiting research labs around belgian universities from April 17 to April 24, 2024 (details to come)

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The Princess Lilian Foundation offers yearly a visiting professorship with a specific aim to stimulate, young, active, Belgian (and European) student-investigators.

The proposed candidate should have demonstrated excellence in medical sciences as evidenced by breakthroughs in research, vision, opinion leadership as well as didactic capability, including towards young investigators. The topic of his/her expertise is not necessarily restricted to cardiovascular diseases.

The visiting professor is expected to give only one or two general lectures. His/her main task is to meet young Belgian student-investigators working on themes related to his/her expertise, through seminars or “on the bench” sessions, preferably, in several Belgian Universities. The visit should allow interaction between the various concerned Belgian research groups as well as with joint projects involving other European teams (EU projects if any). The visit should last up to one week. It should be followed by a detailed report on the mission.

The Foundation covers travel and accommodation expenses and offers an honorarium.

Previous Visiting Professors


Dr. Jose Ordovas-Montanes, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and

Broad and Ragon Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

From single-cell genomics to tissue ecology

hosted by Prof. Charles Pilette, UCLouvain


Submit your proposal

The deadline is June 1, 2024.

Applications should provide information on the didactic talents and the dissemination potential of the visiting professor, include a succinct CV of the proposed candidate (including his/her birth date), a brief (1 page) motivation of the host, a list of the involved research teams (Belgium and Europe) and a tentative outline of the program. The latter document, including a detailed outline of the sessions with students, is of utmost importance for the evaluation by the council. The chair should be occupied between February and May, preferably around March of the year considered.

How do I apply ?

Fill in the form below and attach to it the documents (only PDF format is accepted) and information required above. After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email and, if selected, you will later be contacted by the Foundation.

Submission form

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