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Prof. Roland Pochet

Lab Histology, Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology
Université Libre de Bruxelles
808 route de Lennik

Brief Biography:

Belgian and French.

Master in chemistry from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB 1971). PhD in biochemistry from ULB. EMBO postdoc at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1978). NATO visting researcher at Vanderbilt University (1984).  Founder of the European Calcium Society in 1997 (cf http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/ecs). General Secretary of the Belgian Brain Council (cf http://www.belgianbraincouncil.be). Member of EDAB (European Dana Alliance for the Brain). Member of the board of Euroscience (2004-2008). Elected Chair of the Biomedicine Domain of the intergovernemental action COST (2010-2014). AERES (Agence d'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Superieur) expert. Expert for Marie Curie fellowships, for INCA, ANR, MIUR, FCT and different Academia (Bulgaria, Georgia, Serbia).  

113 publications in PubMed, h index of 31

Referees for numerous revues in cell biology, morphology and neurosciences


Academic positions:

2010-2014 Chair of the Domain Commitee BMBS of COST

2008- present Profesor of cell biology and histology at Université Libre de bruxelles

2004-2008 Chargé de cours at ULB

1990-2004 Chef de travaux at ULB


Research interests:


Calcium Signalling

Stem cells


Neurodegenerative diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Any other information:

Membre du Conseil d'administration du Bureau Alsace à Bruxelles

Commandeur de l'Ordre de Leopold II


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

The Open Access Biomedical Publisher Using Post Publication Peer Review is innovative and should have a broad impact