Vincent De Smet
  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussel


  • Laarbeeklaan 103

    1090 Brussels


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Liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and cancer are an increasing problem worldwide with a substantial global burden of disease. Liver fibrosis consists of a pathological deposition of extra-cellular matrix, which is produced by hepatic stellate cells who activate upon liver damage. When the liver injury is stopped, reversal of fibrosis is accompanied by inactivation of the HSCs. However, there is only limited knowledge on the mechanisms behind HSC inactivation. My PhD project focusses on sinusoidal cell communication to discover novel mechanisms of fibrosis development and reversal both in mice and human. Novel information gained from my PhD will fuel new treatment strategies for liver fibrosis.

Education/Academic qualification

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

External positions

Arts-Specialist in Opleiding, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

1 Aug 201730 Sep 2017


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