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Signal Transduction and Metabolism Laboratory

Faculty of Medicine | Erasme Campus

(Code: ULB852)

Person in charge of the unit : GURZOV AMARELO Esteban Nicolas.

Metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 1 and 2 diabetes, and liver cancer are major health problems with pandemic proportions. Approximately 650 million
adults are obese worldwide, accounting for ~16% of the Belgian adult population. Obesity is a key risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and
metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease.

One of the main problems in developing valued research that impacts patient care is the absence
of interaction between different scientific fields, foundations, and, importantly, external collaborators and industrial partners. The Signal Transduction
and Metabolism Laboratory aims to fill this gap in our institution and will be instrumental in establishing the ULB as a top metabolic unit that provides
extensive services to companies and external users. In addition, it will help better prepare students for the current and future challenges in metabolic

Location : 6th floor Bat GE
Address : CP697/01 - Rue de Lennik , 808 - 1070 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32 2 555 8908
Web site :

Frascati domains:

 • 1.6 Biological sciences

Disciplines CRef :

 • Diabetology

 • Endocrinology of invertebrates

 • Gastro-enterology

 • Metabolism