Harry Heimberg

Harry Heimberg portrait

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Beta Cell Neogenesis group

Harry Heimberg obtained his Master in Biological Sciences in 1990 and his PhD on "Early glucose metabolism and functional heterogeneity in pancreatic islet alpha- and beta cells" in 1994 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Following a postdoctoral stay a the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA, he became a group leader at the Diabetes Research Center and Full Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  Since 2007 he is director of the research group Beta Cell Neogenesis (BENE) that focuses on the study of processes to generate beta cells by proliferation and/or differentiation.