Short CV/Education and training

Professional experience

  • Since 2008
    Full Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, KU Leuven

  • 2000 – 2008
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 1993 – 2000
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 1993 – 2000
    Research Associate, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

  • 1988 – 1993
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

  • 1985 – 1988
    Research Fellow, Division of Biochemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 1984 – 1986
    Research Fellow, Division of Biochemistry, University of Padova, Italy


  • 1985 – 1988
    Ph.D., Department Molecular and Cell Biology, Division of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • 1985
    Licensure, Italian Biologist Association, Padova, Italy

  • 1983
    B.Sc. Biological Science, summa cum laude, University of Padova, Italy

Selected publications

  • Garg AD, Krysko DV, Verfaillie T, Kaczmarek A, Ferreira GB, Marysael T, Rubio N, Firczuk M, Mathieu C, Roebroek AJ, Annaert W, Golab J, de Witte P, Vandenabeele P, Agostinis P. A novel pathway combining calreticulin exposure and ATP secretion in immunogenic cancer cell death. EMBO J, 31 (5), 1062-1079 2012 Jan 17. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2011.497. (IF 10.12)

  • Garg, A., Dudek, A., Ferreira, G.B., Verfaillie, T., Vandenabeele, P., Krysko, D., Mathieu, C., Agostinis, P. (2013). ROS-induced autophagy in cancer cells assists in evasion from determinants of immunogenic cell death. Autophagy 9 (9), 1292-307 (publ.: Landes Bioscience); (IF 12).

  • Agostinis P, Berg K, Cengel KC, Foster TH, Girotti AW, Gollnick SO, Hahn SM, Hamblin MR, Juzeniene A, Kessel D, Korbelik M, Moan J, Mroz P, Nowis D, Piette J, Wilson BC , Golab J, Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: an update, (2011) CA, a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 2011 Jul-Aug;61(4):250-81 (IF 153)

  • Verfaillie T, Rubio N, A Garg, Bultynck G, Rizzuto R, Decuypere JP, Piette J, Gupta S, Samali A, Agostinis P. PERK is required at the ER-to-mitochondria contact sites to convey apoptosis following ROS-mediated ER stress Cell Death Differ 2012; 19(11):1880-91 (IF 8.8)

  • Maes H, Kuchnio A, Peric A, Moens S, Nys K, De Bock K, Quaegebeur A, Schoors S, Georgiadou M, Wouters J, Vinckier S, Vankelecom H, Garmyn M, Vion AC, Radtke F, Boulanger C, Gerhardt H, Dejana E, Dewerchin M, Ghesquiere B, Annaert W, Agostinis P* and Carmeliet P. Tumor Vessel Normalization by Chloroquine Independent of Autophagy, Cancer Cell 2014; 11;26(2):190-206 (*corresponding author). (IF 24.75).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 11th European Society for Photobiology Congress Aix-les-Bains, France, 2005

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Cell Death Society (U.S.A., since 2007

  • Scientific Advisory Board member of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP, (President ESP Kristian Berg Dept. of Radiation Biology The Norwegian Radium Hospital Montebello N-0310 Norway), since 2007

  • Co-organizer of the 18th Euroconference on Apoptosis, 7th Training course on 'Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death', September 1-4, 2010, Ghent, Belgium

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th European Society for Photobiology Congress Liege, Belgium, 2013

  • Panel Member of the FWO Med4 Commission (Cancer Research), since 2014

  • Panel member of the FEBS evaluation panel visit at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2005

  • Member of the Belgian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Member of the Belgian Society for Cell & Developmental Biology

  • Member of the European Society for Photobiology


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