Who are we?

BIO3 Group Leader

DSCN1399Kristel Van Steen was born on the 3rd of June 1969, Dendermonde (Belgium). She received a Master of Science degree in 1991 and a Doctoral degree in 1996 both in mathematics from Ghent University (Belgium). She also received a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics in 1999 and a second Doctoral degree in Biomedical Science in 2005 from Hasselt University (Belgium). In the meantime, as a fellow statistician at the E.O.R.T.C. (Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium), she gained expertise in Quality-of-Life data integration in clinical trials protocols and Quality-of-Life data analysis. She worked on family-based genetic association tests during a post-doctoral fellowship of two years (2003-2005) at the Harvard School of Public health (Harvard University, Boston, USA). During her stay in the US she also acquired Biotechnology Project Management skills at the Harvard Extension School and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Currently, she is Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium). There, her group BIO3 (Biostatistics, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics) is part of the academic research center GIGA (Interdisciplinary Group of Applied Proteomic), in particular of the GIGA-R Medical Genomics Thematic Research Unit. She has been GIGA-R Thematic Research Unit Director of Systems Biology and Chemical Biology and of Medical Genomics during 2014-2018. Since October 2016, she also holds a part-time professorship position in Systems Medicine at the KU Leuven Department of Human Genetics. In addition, she is an honorary guest research professor at the Department of Biomolecular Medicine at Ghent University and is a teacher at the University of Antwerp. Kristel Van Steen has built up a recognized expertise in developing and applying methods to detect gene x gene and gene x environment interactions and in unifying biological and statistical evidence in genetic epidemiology. Since 2010 she gradually started moving her interests in systems genetics towards integrative omics-stratified precision medicine and systems medicine.

Prof. Kristel Van Steen kristel.vansteen [at] uliege.be Website-icon
Extended Curriculum Vitae

BIO3 Team

Post-docs – Big Data Analyses

TBD, Post-doc … [at] … Website-icon

PhD students

Federico Melograna federico.melograna [at] kuleuven.be Website-icon
Zuqi Li zuqi.li [at] kuleuven.be Website-icon
Giada Lalli giada [at] shivom.io Website-icon
Diane Drioux diane.duroux [at] uliege.be Website-icon
Aldo Camargo aldo.camargo [at] uliege.be Website-icon
Junior Ocira junior.ocira [at] uliege.be Website-icon


Scientific Programming / Software Development

Aldo Camargo, Post-doc (freelance) aldo.camargo [at] uliege.be

Former members

Name, Function(s) Post link to BIO3 (past/ongoing)
Vanessa De Wit, PhD student
Tom Cattaert, Post-doc
Jestinah Mahachie, PhD student, Post-doc Research affiliate
Bärbel Maus, Post-doc
Francesco Gadaleta, Post-doc
Elena Gusareva, Post-doc Research affiliate
François Van Lishout, PhD student
Kyrylo Bessonov, PhD student Research affiliate
Silvia Pineda, PhD student
Kridsadakorn Chaichoompu, PhD student Research affiliate
Ramouna Fouladi, PhD student Research affiliate
Fentaw Abegaz Yazew, Post-doc Research affiliate
Benjamin Dizier, PhD student
Israt Jahan, PhD student
Sandra Negro, Post-doc
Ahmed Tawfik, Post-doc
Priyanka Kumari, PhD student Freelance: COVID-19 Drug Repurposing
Archana Bhardwaj, Post-doc Research affiliate
Ahmed Debit, PhD student Research affiliate