Liliane Schoofs

    EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, CURRENT AFFILIATION (SHORT VERSION)
    1984        Master Biology, KU Leuven, Belgium.
    1987        INSERM Research fellow, University of Rouen, France.
    1988        PhD in Sciences
    1988        Postdoc, NATO research grant, at Agricultural Research Centre,
    USDA, College Station, Texas, USA
    1996        Associate Professor KU Leuven
    1999        Full Professor KU Leuven, Head of Functional Genomics and Proteomics Research
    Unit
    2010        Division head: Animal Physiology and Neurobiology, KU Leuven
    2013 – 2017    Vicerector Research Policy KU Leuven

    RESEARCH TOPICS
        The role of neuropeptides in learning and memory (Peptidelearning, Advanced ERC grant 2014).
        The role of TRH and GnRH releasing factors in Caenorhabditis elegans (Flemish Science Foundation grant)
        Ageing with elegans (H2020 grant 2015)
    PUBLICATIONS
    Over 350 publications in peer reviewed international journals, for detailed list see http://bio.kuleuven.be/df/ls/publications )

    AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS
    –  Elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and the Arts in 2010 (Belgium, www.kvab.be)
    –  President of the Functional Biology Committee of the Flanders Research Foundation (2010-2013)
    –  Chair NWO Roadmap The Netherlands 2017
    –  Member of Board of Directors of
    •    VIB (Flemisch Institute of Biotechnology www.vib.be ): 2013-2017
    •    KU Leuven Researdh and Development www.kuleuven.lrd ): 2013-2017
    •    NERF (Neuroelectronics Research Flanders www.nerf.be ): 2013-2017
    –  Council member of
    –    Flanders Research Foundation Committee of International Contacts (since 2009) and of the Committee of Functional Biology (since 2007)
    –    Industrial Research Foundation KULeuven (2009-2012)
    –    Hercules Foundation (heavy research equipment (2009-2014)
    –    International Federation of Comparative Endocrinology Societies since 2009
    –    European Society of Comparative Endocrinology (from 2000-2005)

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