Bart Braeckman

Ghent University, Belgium


Bart P. Braeckman Biology Department, Ghent University, Belgium Bart Braeckman was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium in 1969. He received his Master degree in Biochemistry and Physiology (summa cum laude) and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry (summa cum laude) from the Ghent University (UGent), Ghent, Belgium, in 1992 and 1998, respectively. During his Ph.D., he studied heavy metal toxicity in an insect cell line (Aedes albopictus), emphasizing cellular ultrastructure and uptake kinetics of mercury species and cadmium. As a postdoc, he switched fields and started aging research on Caenorhabditis elegans at the Vanfleteren Lab in Ghent. From 2002 to 2003, he was a postdoctoral appointee at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (USA). In 2004, he returned to Belgium and received the ‘Lucien de Coninck’ award for Biological sciences and got tenured at the Biology Department of the Ghent University (Belgium). He is currently leading his own research group. His main interests are energy and protein metabolism in aging invertebrates and the role of reactive oxygen species in signaling and molecular damage. His research group is also studying structure and function of the large family of globins and the molecular architecture of adaptation in C. elegans. B.P. Braeckman is Associate Editor of Open Longevity Science and Managing Editor of the issue “Invertebrate Aging” of Frontiers in Bioscience. He is a member of the expert panel ‘Functional Biology’ of the National Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (Belgium). He is a member of the Belgian Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics. Biography Updated on 8 March 2010

Biography Updated on 14 March 2010

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