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Characterization of Esophageal Cancers

& Metaplasia


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Benjamin Beck, PhD               

WELBIO/FNRS principal investigator – “Characterization of esophageal cancers and metaplasia” (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

2015 - Research associate – “Mechanisms regulating the growth of esophageal cancers” – at the IRIBHM (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

2008-2015 - Postdoctoral fellow at the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab (ULB, Brussels, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Cédric Blanpain

2007 - PhD in Biomedical Sciences (USTL, Lille, France) under the supervision of Prof. Roman Skryma and Prof. Natalia Prevarskaya

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Raquel Ramos, PhD

FNRS independent fellow - “Role of SHIP2 in esophageal cancer progression

2014-2018 - Postdoctoral fellow at IRIBHM (ULB, Brussels, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Erneux

2014 - PhD in Biochemistry and Bioenergetics (University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal  under the supervision of Prof. Inês A.C Pereira

Alizée Vercauteren Drubbel, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow – “Molecular mechanisms involved in the initiation of esophageal metaplasia and adenocarcinoma

2021 - PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

2016 - Master degree in Bioinformatics (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

2014 - Master degree in Biomedical Sciences (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

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Benjamin Dassy, Ms

PhD fellow – “Molecular mechanisms involved in the metaplasia to adenocarcinoma progression

2019 - Master degree in Biomedical sciences (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

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Giacomo Bregni, MD

FNRS Clinical Master Specialist Applicant to a Ph.D.

Role of SHIP2 in esophageal cancer” 

2019-2021- ESMO Research Fellow at Institut Jules Bordet (Brussels, Belgium) under the supervision of Dr. Francesco Sclafani and Dr. Alain Hendlisz

2019 - Specialisation in Medical Oncology (Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy)

2013 - Doctor of Medicine (Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)

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Charara Fadi, MD

Clinical Master Specialist Applicant to a Ph.D.

Interactions characterization between TME and growth pattern in esophageal cancer

2019 - Member of the esophageal cancer surgery team (Erasme hospital) 

2011 - Specialisation in visceral surgery (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

2005 - Doctor of Medicine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

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Louison Descampe, Ms

PhD fellow - "Epithelial mesenchymal crosstalk in metaplasia and cancer from the esophagus"

2021 - Additional diploma in Management (ICHEC, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium) 

2020 - Master degree in Biomedical sciences (UCLouvain, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium)

Sheleya Pirard, Ms

Lab manager

2016 - Master degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

2012 - Bachelor in Chemistry (Institut Paul Lambin, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium)


Adeline Augereau, PhD - Postdoctoral fellow (2019-2022)

Juan Alfonso Redondo, PhD - Postdoctoral fellow (2018-2022)

Xavier Bisteau, PhD - Independent research fellow (2020)

Romain Bibes, PhD - Postdoctoral fellow (2017-2020)

Sebastien Neuens, MD - Master thesis (2018)

Natalia Saenz Ponce, PhD - Postdoctoral fellow (2019)

Our lab works in collaboration with the following platforms:

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