Cédric Blanpain is full professor, WELBIO investigator and director of the laboratory of stem cells and cancer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research group uses multidisciplinary approaches to study the role of stem cells during development, homeostasis and cancer. His lab was pioneered in using mouse genetics to identify the cell of origin of the most frequent epithelial cancer and developing novel genetic approaches to unravel the mode of tumour growth within their natural environment and understand the mechanisms regulating tumor heterogeneity.
Cedric Blanpain received several prestigious awards including EMBO Young investigator award, ERC starting and ERC consolidator grants, the outstanding young investigator award of the International Society of Stem Cell Research 2012, the Liliane Bettencourt award 2012. He has been elected member of the EMBO in 2012, the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine 2015, and the Academia Europa 2016.
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