The de Duve Institute is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute hosting several laboratories of the faculty of medicine of the Université catholique de Louvain, the largest French-speaking University of Belgium as well as the Brussels branch of the Ludwig Institute. The Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics, headed by Prof. Miikka Vikkula, focuses on vascular anomalies, lymphedema, cleft lip and palate, hypermobility, and selected cancers. They identify DNA mutations that predispose to or cause these diseases, in order to understand their molecular mechanisms and to identify targets for development of new therapies.
The de Duve Institute is coordinator of the V.A. Cure network.
Prof. Miikka Vikkula: Miikka.Vikkula@uclouvain.be