Chantal Mathieu is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, KU Leuven. In her role as a clinical diabetologist, she is involved in the treatment of patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Her main basic research interests focus on the pathogenesis and prevention of type 1 diabetes, as well as islet transplantation. Chantal is also active in the clinical organization of diabetes care & patient education. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers & she is currently the President of the Flemish Diabetes Association. After graduating from the University of Leuven as MD in 1988 she went on to study for a PhD examining pathogenetical & therapeutical aspects of immune intervention in animal models of type 1 diabetes.

First & foremost, Chantal is a physician who likes to do research. As an endocrinologist at University Hospitals Leuven, she has daily contact with patients with diabetes. Dealing with the disease day in & day out, her research is all about helping & healing her patients.

As her patients stimulate her to continue her research, Chantal tries to examine what diabetes is & how it arises. If we know that, we can treat it more effectively – & hopefully prevent & cure the disease eventually. For her it is the most interesting clinical research there is because she works in various directions: from test tubes to lab animals to patients & back.

'Waarom is het zo belangrijk om voldoende vitamine D binnen te krijgen?' - Knack

'Voldoende vitamine binnen krijgen is een must voor iedereen: het is een essentiële stof om ons lichaam gezond te houden, maar het is een verhaal met nuances', schrijft Chantal Mathieu naar aanleiding van haar college voor de Universiteit van Vlaanderen.

Read the full article on Knack here

EASD 2017 Immunomodulation - Chantal Mathieu, Matthias von Herrath and Olle Korsgren