The team is specialized in the experimental design, data analyses and visualization of tracer metabolomics. The team also provides services for metabolic profiling of primary metabolites (using an in house library of over 400 metabolites).

Bart Ghesquière

Expert Technologist
Associate Professor KU Leuven since 2016
VIB Group Leader since 2014
Visiting Postdoc: Univ. of Delaware, Delaware, US, 2013
Postdoc: Vesalius Research Center, Leuven, Belgium, 2012-2014
Visiting Postdoc: NHLBI (NIH), Bethesda, US, 2011
Postdoc: Univ. Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, 2008-2011

Research areas

Human diseases Cancer Biology Cell Biology

Research focus

The site in Leuven is linked to the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology and specializes in primary metabolism. It also holds unique expertise in tracer (13C, 15N, 18O, 2H, etc) based metabolomics, this technology provides crucial insights into the activity of metabolic pathways by administration of non-radioactive isotopically labeled substrates (such as glucose, glutamine, palmitic acid, etc) to the medium (in vitro) or organism (in vivo). 

Using state-of-the-art high resolution mass spectrometry, the fate of these labeled isotopes is followed throughout the metabolic network and it reveals the (in)activity of metabolic pathways and enzymes. The team is specialized in the experimental design, data analyses and visualization of tracer metabolomics. The team also provides services for metabolic profiling of primary metabolites (using an in house library of over 400 metabolites).
 

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Team

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