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.
From single-cell genomics to tissue ecology
hosted by Prof. Charles Pilette, UCLouvain
Cardiomyopathies and cardiovascular disease
hosted by Prof. Stephane Heymans, KULeuven
Immunity and genetics as health determinants
hosted by Prof M. Goldman, ULB
Skeletal dysplasias and heart development: from causative gene mutation to cellular intimate changes
hosted by Prof. Y Sznajer, UCL
From Penicillin to the PEZ machine
hosted by Prof. J.F. Collet, UCL
The genetic basis of vascular disease : insights from the patients
hosted by Prof. J. De Backer, RUG
The immunological homunculus: or how to learn to tolerate ourselves
hosted by Prof. V. Geenen, ULG
Gene transcription and chromatin: hoops and loops
hosted by Prof. D. Huylebroeck, KUL
Systems pathobiology and the redefinition of human disease
hosted by Prof. J.L. Balligand, UCL
Immune tolerance: therapeutic needs and perspectives
hosted by Prof. D. Pipeleers, VUB
Novel study designs for treatment strategies that reflect actual clinical practice
hosted by Prof. G. Molenberghs, KUL
Stem cells and the kidney : promise of regeneration medicine
hosted by Prof. O. Devuyst, UCL
Electricity in the brain in health and disease
hosted by Prof. V. Seutin, ULG
Ecosystems in the human body.
hosted by Prof. J. Dumont, ULB
A contribution of genetics to 21st century medicine.
hosted by Prof. A. De Paepe, RUG
Endothelial progenitor cells : an endogenous repair system ?
hosted by Prof. C. Vrints, UIA
Stem cells and the promise of regenerative medicine.
The deadline is April 15, 2023.
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.
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.