Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research (IREC), Brussels (Belgium)
Luc Bertrand is Full Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Louvain, Brussels and Research Director of FRS-FNRS, Belgium. He is group leader in the Pole of Cardiovascular Research of the Experimental and Clinical Research Institute (IREC).
He acted and still acting as member of several Steering Committees including the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism, the basic branch of the French Society of Cardiology called GRRC and the Working Group on Myocardial Function of the ESC. He is particularly devoted in the organization of scientific conferences.
His scientific interest is focused on the link between metabolism and cellular signalling in cardiovascular diseases. He is exploring both insulin and AMP-activated protein kinase pathways, investigating novel post-translational modifications such as O-GlcNAcylation and acetylation.