Fabienne George


Dr. Fabienne George DVM, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Coordinator of the Biobank of the CHU UCL Namur


Expertise and research interests

Fabienne George is veterinarian and holds a PhD in Biological sciences from the UCLouvain. Her doctoral research focused on cryopreservation of in vitro bovine embryos.

In 2009, she joined the CHU UCL Namur and developped with Prof. Carlos Graux a biobank structure. The main objective of this structure is to promote clinical and scientific research, especially translational research.

Research projects

  • ONGOING Validation of the procedure for cell isolation from fresh human pathological lymph nodes. Research project by Dr. Fabienne George. Supported by the Fondation Mont-Godinne.

   In collaboration with UNamur

  • Study of the Role of TMEM45A in cancer resistance to chemotherapy. Collaborative research between Prof. Carine Michiels, UNamur; Prof. Carlos Graux, CHU UCL Namur, Prof. Lionel D'Hondt, CHU UCL Namur and Dr. Fabienne George, CHU UCL Namur.
  • Study of miR-126 involved in oncogenesis. Collaborative research between Prof. Benoît Muylkens, UNamur; Prof. Carlos Graux, CHU UCL Namur and Dr. Fabienne George, CHU UCL Namur.

Selected publication

Bouvy C, Wannez A, George F, Graux C, Chatelain C, Dogné JM. Circulating MicroRNAs as Biomarkers in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Pilot Prospective Longitudinal Clinical Study. Biomark Cancer. 2018 Jun 18;10:1179299X18781095.

Gheldof D, Haguet H, Dogné J-M, Bouvy C, Graux C, George F, Sonet A, Chatelain C, Chatelain B, Mullier F. Procoagulant activity of extracellular vesicles as a potential biomarker for risk of thrombosis and DIC in patients with acute leukaemia. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2017 Feb;43(2):224-232.

Rahier JF, Druez A, Faugeras L, Martinet JP, Géhénot M, Josseaux E, Herzog M, Micallef J, George F, Delos M, De Ronde T, Badaoui A, D'Hondt L. Circulating nucleosomes as new blood-based biomarkers for detection of colorectal cancer. Clin Epigenetics. 2017 May 15;9:53.