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Chatelain, Christian

Christian Chatelain graduated from the University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium in 1975 and achieved a specialization in Internal Medicine and Hematology. In 1979, he worked for 1 year as a research fellow in Marcel Bessis’lab (Paris, Francea) then 2 years with Prof E.D. Thomas (Nobel 1991) in Seatlle, USA then 1 year in Ernest Beutler’s lab at Scripps in La Jolla, USA. His work focused on Megakaryocytopoiesis and Thrombocytopoiesis. He settled a method to measure megakaryocyte (MK) ploidy in bone marrow cultures. Back to Belgium in 1983, he used this technique to discover and characterize LD-CFU-MK, the transitional progenitor cell, first to respond to Thrombopoietin. He suggested and proved the role of cytoskeleton in the induction and enhancement of the MK polyploidization mechanism. He works now as hematologist at CHU UCL Mont-Godinne and is co-founder and president of NTHC (Namur Thrombosis & Hemostasis Center) a collaboration of UCL and the University of Namur achieving clinics, routine lab (B. Chatelain) and research lab (J.M. Dogne & F. Mullier) in hemostasis. His present interests are: monitoring of DOAC and the prothrombotic role of microparticles in cancer and leukemia.

Actual as of December 2013