KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)

Professor De Meyer

He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at the KU Leuven in Belgium, after which he took a post-doctoral research position at Harvard University (Immune Disease Institute in the laboratory of Prof. Denisa Wagner, Boston, US).  Since 2012, he is professor at KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk (Belgium) where his research focuses on the thrombo-inflammatory aspects of primary hemostasis and associated thrombotic disorders. Focussing on stroke and cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury, Prof. De Meyer authored more than 75 interntionally peer-reviewed publications and is recipient of numerous scientific awards, including the Belgian Galenus Prize for Fundamental Farmacology and the Baron Marc Verstraete Award. Long_Bio

Keywords: von willebrand factor, stroke, thrombosis

Senna Staessens

Senna graduated as a Master of Biomedical Sciences at the KU Leuven in 2016. Immediately after, he joined the Laboratory for Thrombosis Research as a PhD student to participate in the stroke research program. The main focus of his PhD is to unravel both clinical and fundamental aspects of acute ischemic stroke, mainly by analyzing cerebral thrombi that were retrieved from patients. Long_Bio

Keywords: Stroke, thrombi, histology