prof. Bruce Poppe (MD, PhD)

CRIG member
Bruce Poppe


Clinical geneticist and Head of the department - Center for Medical Genetics (UZ Gent)
Head of the department – Center for Rare Diseases (UZ Gent)
Professor in the rank of senior lecturer (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
Teamleader societal outreach – Department of Biomolecular Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)

 

Research focus

  • the molecular cytogenetics of haematological malignancies – identification tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes, dissection of deregulated cellular pathways involved in malignant transformation
  • prognostic, diagnostic and therapeutic relevance of acquired genetic defects in malignancies
  • counselling, molecular genetic analysis and management of familial and hereditary cancer
  • the molecular genetics of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: role of BRCA1, BRCA2 and other (candidate) tumour suppressor genes
  • psychological issues in presymptomatic testing for a hereditary predisposition to cancer

     

Biography

  • 1997 : MD (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
  • 1998 – 2002 : Aspirant of the Fund for Scientific Research of Flanders
  • 2005 : PhD (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
  • 2005 : Clinical geneticist (UZ Gent, AZ St-Jan Brugge, AZ Delta, AZ Sint-Lucas Gent, AZ Maria Middelares Gent)
  • 2006 – 2016 : Senior Clinical Investigator of the Fund for Scientific Research of Flanders
  • 2006 : Certification in Internal Medicine
  • 2009 - present : Professor in the rank of senior lecturer (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
  • 2010 – 2015 : Advisor to ‘DG1 Organisatie Gezondheidszorgvoorzieningen’, Federal Public Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
  • 2010 – present : Member of the management committee of the ‘Fund Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs’, King Baudoin Foundation
  • 2014 : President of the Guideline Development group: KCE projects 220, 242, 243, 236
  • 2014 – present : Head of the department, Center for Rare Diseases (UZ Gent)
  • 2016 -  present : Head of the department Center for Medical Genetics (UZ Gent)
  • 2016 : Founding member of the Flemish Network for Rare Diseases
  • 2017 : Certification in Clinical Genetics
  • 2018 : National coordinator ERN GENTURIS

     

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