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Exploring lipid metabolism as a targetable vulnerability in cancer and other human diseases

The development and progression of many human pathologies are accompanied by marked changes in the metabolism and homeostasis of lipids. Research by the Swinnen team focuses on the mapping of such alterations and on the uncovering of the underlying metabolic rewiring in common human diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. Using advanced lipidomics approaches including mass spectrometry and molecular imaging we identify key vulnerablities in lipid metabolism and design strategies to exploit these in innovative combinatorial treatments.

Date:1 Oct 2000 →  Today
Keywords:lipidomics, cancer, lipid metabolism
Disciplines:Lipids, Medical lipidomics