Peter Carmeliet

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Peter Carmeliet
Nationality Belgium
Fields angiogenesis
Institutions KU Leuven
Alma mater KU Leuven
Doctoral students Diether Lambrechts
Notable awards Ernst Jung Prize

Peter Carmeliet (Dutch: [ˈpeːtər ˈkɑrməliːt]) (born 1959)[1] is a Belgian physician and professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). He is also Adjunct Director of the VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven. Among his research interests are vasculogenesis, angiogenesis, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).[2][3][4] In 2016, Carmeliet identified neuron-producing stem cells in the brain.[5]

Carmeliet was elected a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.[1][6]



  1. ^ a b "KNAW kiest 26 nieuwe leden" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Carmeliet P, Ferreira V, Breier G, Pollefeyt S, Kieckens L, Gertsenstein M, Fahrig M, Vandenhoeck A, Harpal K, Eberhardt C, Declercq C, Pawling J, Moons L, Collen D, Risau W, Nagy A, Abnormal blood vessel development and lethality in embryos lacking a single VEGF allele, Nature 380, 435-439, 1996
  3. ^ Ferrara N, Carver-Moore K, Chen H, Dowd M, Lu L, O’Shea KS, Powell-Braxton L, J. Hillan K, W. Moore M, Heterozygous embryonic lethality induced by targeted inactivation of the VEGF gene, Nature 380, 439-442, 1996
  4. ^ Fischer C, Jonckx B, Mazzone M, Zacchigna S, Loges S, Pattarini L, Chorianopoulos E, Liesenborghs L, Koch M, De Mol M, Autiero M, Wyns S, Plaisance S, Moons G, Van Rooijen N, Giacca M, Stassen J, Dewerchin M, Collen D, Carmeliet P, Anti-PlGF Inhibits Growth of VEGF(R)-Inhibitor-Resistant Tumors without Affecting Healthy Vessels, Cell 131, 463-75, 2007
  5. ^ [1] “Scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain”
  6. ^ "Peter Carmeliet". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Bloom S., Belgian scientists awarded top honors, J Clin Invest. 2005 May;115(5):1106-7
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