Medical Biochemistry

The research discipline of medical biochemistry studies the molecular mechanisms underlying a multitude of diseases. These include infectious disease, metabolic disorders, storage disorders and cardiovascular disease.



  • Dave Speijer's publication on evolution of peroxisomes was highlighted in BioEssays. A video abstract of his paper can be seen here.
  • Anthony Alioui (Zelcer group) published his work on the role of LXRs in constraining prostate cancer progression in Nature Communications.
  • A review on the immune modulation of brown(ing) of adipose tissue in obesity by Susan van den Berg (Lutgens & de Winther groups) and colleagues from the LUMC made the cover of Endocrine Reviews and was selected as Editor's Choice.
  • Jan Van den Bossche and his colleagues (de Winther group) published their work on macrophage immunometabolism in Cell Reports.

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Secretariat Medical Biochemistry
Location K1-104
Mrs. Annemarie van de Woestijne
Tel.: (020) 5665159
Fax: (020) 6915519