Peter Carmeliet - Curriculum Vitae#

Professor of Medicine & Head of laboratory of Angiogenesis & Vascular Metabolism, Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), former Vesalius Research Center (VRC), VIB, Department of Oncology University of Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium.

Dr. Peter Carmeliet is head of the Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism and former director of the VIB-Vesalius Research Center, now called VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology. He graduated as Doctor in Medicine in 1984 at the University of Leuven in Belgium, completed his PhD in 1989, and performed a postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute, MIT in Cambridge USA. After his return to Leuven in 1992.

Dr. Carmeliet started his own research group with a focus on how blood vessels grow (angiogenesis) and endothelial cell metabolism in health and disease.

Elected Memberships (selected):

Council Member European Vascular Biology Assoc (1996) & International Society Thrombosis & Hemostasis (2004); European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) (1999); Fellow American Heart Association (2001); American Society of Clinical Investigation (2002); American Association for Cancer Research (2006); German Academy Sciences Leopoldina (2010). Elected to the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW, 2017); International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS, 2021)


In the 2022 edition of, Peter Carmeliet ranks #169 among the Top 1000 Scientists in Medicine. He’s ranked the 1st Belgian non-physician basic researcher and comes 2nd in the field of angiogenesis.

Recognized as one of the global top 400 most influential scientists in biomedical research (; SciTech Strategies Inc, 2014).

Listed by Lab Times Online (2009) as the second most cited European scientist in vascular biology (

An analysis by Clarivate Analytics (2018) lists Peter Carmeliet as a one of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers and highly cited researchers (

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