dr. Leander Meuris (PhD)

CRIG member
Leander Meuris

Staff scientist – Nico Callewaert lab – Center for Medical Biotechnology (VIB-UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Nico Callewaert (PhD)


Research focus

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common cancer with low survival rates (5-year survival: 22%). After lung and colorectal cancers, it is responsible for the most cancer deaths worldwide (almost 900 000 deaths per year).
Our research focuses on finding non-invasive diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers through the use of multi-omics analysis. We use a mix of proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics and glycomics.   


  • Staff scientist and Lecturer (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, 2016 – current)
  • Scientific coordinator and Lecturer (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, 2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral fellow (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, 2013)
  • Lecturer in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (AP Hogeschool, 2012)
  • PhD in Biochemistry (Callewaert lab, UGent, 2012)
  • MSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (UGent, 2007)

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