Vincent De Smet
  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussel


  • Laarbeeklaan 103

    1090 Brussels


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Personal profile

Research interests

Liver diseases, including liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and cancer, present a significant global health challenge with a major burden of disease. Liver fibrosis, characterized by abnormal scar tissue accumulation in the liver, is primarily induced by activated hepatic stellate cells following liver damage. Currently, treatment options for liver fibrosis are limited to addressing the underlying cause or liver transplantation. However, these options are often not possible. My research focuses on investigating hepatic stellate cells using techniques such as transcriptomics to uncover novel insights into their role in liver fibrosis. Through this, we aim to develop innovative treatment strategies to combat liver fibrosis.

Education/Academic qualification

medical sciences, Doctoral degree , Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1 Oct 201720 Jun 2022

Award Date: 20 Jun 2022

Medicine, Master, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

20 Sep 201329 Jun 2017

Award Date: 29 Jun 2017

Medicine, United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 1

28 Sep 2016

Award Date: 28 Sep 2016

Medicine, Bachelor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

20 Sep 20105 Jul 2013

Award Date: 5 Jul 2013

Specialistische Geneeskunde - Gastroenterologie, Master-na-master, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1 Aug 2017 → …

External positions

Arts-Specialist in Opleiding, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

1 Aug 2017 → …


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