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Sarah-Maria Fendt, PhD


Principal Investigator @VIB-KU Leuven Centre for Cancer Biology


Leuven, Belgium


Sarah-Maria Fendt is a Principal Investigator at the VIB Centre for Cancer Biology and Professor of Oncology at KU Leuven, Belgium. Sarah has a Master degree of Science in Biochemistry from TU Munich and a PhD in Molecular Systems Biology from ETH Zurich. Sarah worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before starting her independent research program in 2013.

Sarah’s lab is specifically interested in elucidating general regulatory principles in metabolism, and understanding cancer metabolism during metastasis formation as well as during altered nutrient availability. To perform novel research in her fields of interest her group exploits their expertise in metabolomics and fluxomics.

The research of Sarah’s lab is currently funded by multiple (inter)national grants and industry, which include an ERC consolidator grant.  In 2020 Sarah was awarded with the highly prestigious EMBO Gold Medal and a Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research.

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This symposium is supported by QuantOCancer Project funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 810653.