Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine, St-Luc University Hospital
Damien Gruson was awarded his Pharm Biol. degree from Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium in 2005 and joined the Department of Laboratory Medicine of the St-Luc University Hospital. He is now involved in Endocrine Biology and keep working for the Unit of Diabetes and Nutrition to complete his PhD thesis. His study focused on the regulation of neurohormonal systems in Congestive heart failure and the evaluation and validation of new cardiac biomarkers for routine use, and the results obtained were published in international peer-reviewed journals. D. Gruson is chair of Task Force for Young Scientists of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. D. Gruson is also chair of the working group on distance learning of the European Federation of Clinical
Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and a member of the Lipoproteins and cardiovascular diseases of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.
2 blogs from the author
Posted on 06.05.2015
EuroMedLab 2015: Placing patients in charge of their health
The way we look at healthcare is changing. Personalised diagnostics is bringing management of health into the hands of the patients. This was one of the recurrent themes at this year’s South by Southwest event held in Austin, Texas. Numerous events have highlighted the importance of diagnostics and the movement towards self-empowerment. Through wearable devices, […]
Posted on 13.03.2013
Tailored Tools for Diagnosing Heart Failure
As the 2013 World Salt Awareness Week calls for “Less Salt, Please”, it may be time for Europeans to seriously consider the implications of their seasoning habits on their health, notably their heart health. Heart failure (HF) is characterised by the inability of the heart to respond to the blood flow demands of the body, a condition that is becoming increasingly common, with more than 20 million directly affected worldwide.