Each year, the Fonds Baillet Latour awards a young group leader a research grant to support research on a specific theme. Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) received the grant this year for her work on cancer metastases.
An international jury of experts selected Sarah-Maria Fendt as the recipient for the 2020 Medical Research Grant. The judges especially recognized how Fendt's research has caused a fundamental paradigm shift in our understanding of the metastasis process and has opened up avenues to investigate new treatment options.
The grant provides support for three years and can be extended for an additional two years. The financial support will enable Fendt to extend her studies into metabolites present in food and how these can influence metastasis.