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Publication in Nature 2012 : a new stem cell population in the skin epidermis responsible for tissue repair has been identified

Publication in Nature 2012 : a new stem cell population in the skin epidermis responsible for tissue repair has been identified

Mascré G, Dekoninck S, Drogat B, Youssef KK, Broheé S, Sotiropoulou PA, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Distinct contribution of stem and progenitor cells to epidermal maintenance.
Nature. 2012 Sep 13;489(7415):257-62.
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Pr. Cédric Blanpain elected as EMBO member

EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) is an organisation of more than 1.800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences.   Every year, the organisation elects new members within a large number of European top-scientists candidates.  The EMBO membership is one of most high excellence recognition in life sciences research.

“Télévie? Parole de chercheur”

Home stretch for the Télevie 2012 campaign : let’s speak the researcher.  Le Soir, 21 avril 2012

Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the 2012 ISSCR Outstanding Young Investigator Award

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) awarded him for his exceptional achievements as an early-career stem cell researcher.

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Publication in Nature 2011 : the vascular niche and a VEGF/Nrp1 loop regulates the initiation and stemness of skin tumours

The vascular niche and a VEGF/Nrp1 loop regulates the initiation and stemness of skin tumours
Beck B , Driessens G, Goossens G, Kass Youssef K, Loges S, Caauwe A, Kuchnio A, Sotiropoulou PA, Candi A, Mascre M, Haigh JJ, Carmeliet P, and Blanpain C.
Nature 2011 Oct 9;479(7372):189-93. doi: 10.1038/nature10573.
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Publication in Nature 2011 : distinct stem cells contribute to mammary gland development and maintenance

Distinct stem cells contribute to mammary gland development and maintenance.
Van Keymeulen A, Rocha AS, Ousset M , Beck B, Bouvencourt G, Rock J , Sharma N, Dekoninck S & Blanpain C.
Nature 2011 Oct 19;478(7369):399-403. doi: 10.1038/nature10525.
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Publication in PNAS 2011 : Identifying the cellular origin of squamous skin tumors

Identifying the cellular origin of squamous skin tumors
Lapouge G, Kass Youssef K, Vokaer B, Achouri Y, Michaux C, Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2011 May 3;108(18):7431-6. Epub 2011 Apr 18.
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Publication in J Cell Biol 2011 : heart stem cells differentiation

Defining the earliest step of cardiovascular progenitor specification during embryonic stem cell differentiation.
Bondue A, Tännler S, Chiapparo G, Chabab S, Ramialison M, Paulissen C, Beck B, Harvey R, Blanpain C.
J Cell Biol 2011 Mar 7;192(5):751-65.
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Pr. Cédric Blanpain becomes one of the first 15 principal investigators awarded by the Walloon Excellence in Life Sciences and Biotechnology (WELBIO)

WELBIO 2011 press release

Pr. Blanpain chosen as the 9th Belgian of the year 2010

“Le Belge de l’année”, Le Soir, 31 décembre 2010. PDF

Publication in Nature Cell Biol 2010 : accelerated DNA repair

Bcl2 and accelerated DNA repair mediates resistance of hair follicle bulge stem cells to DNA damage-induced cell death.
Sotiropoulou PA, Candi A, Mascré G, De Clercq S, Kass Youseff K, Lapouge G, Dahl E, Semeraro C, Denecker G, Marine JC  and Blanpain C
Nat Cell Biol 2010 Jun;12(6):572-82. Epub 2010 May 16.
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Publication in Nature Cell biology 2010 : identification of the cell lineage at the origin of basal cell carcinoma

Identification of the cell lineage at the origin of basal cell carcinoma
Kass Youseff K, Van Keymeulen A, Lapouge G, Beck B, Achouri Y, Michaux C,, Sotiropoulou P and Blanpain C.
Nature Cell Biology 2010  Mar;12(3):299-305. Epub 2010 Feb 14.
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Pr. Cédric Blanpain received the EMBO Young Investigator award 2009

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Pr. Blanpain received the Ithier price(s)

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One year later, Prof. Blanpain received a second Ithier price for a project with the three other former price laureates  : Le Soir and Esprit libre

Publication in Cell Stem Cell 2008 : a whole heart from one single cell

Mesp1 acts as a master regulator of multipotent cardiovascular progenitor specification.
Bondue A, Lapouge G, Paulissen C, Semeraro C, Iacovino M, Kyba M & Blanpain C.
Cell Stem Cell 2008, 3(1):69-84.
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An outstanding ERC starting grant for Pr. Cédric Blanpain

Prof. Blanpain received a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project CANCERSTEM.  Thanks to this prestigious grant, he will try to uncover new populations of stem cells and progenitor cells in the epidermis, prostate and mammary gland, and identify the cancer cell of origin in these different tissues. 

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