Massimiliano Mazzone

Prof. Massimiliano Mazzone


Professor Massimiliano Mazzone (PhD) is Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Inflammation and Angiogenesis at the VIB-KULeuven Center for Cancer Biology.

His research team is focusing on the response of inflammatory cells to hypoxic and metabolic conditions, to ultimately restore both the vasculature and a favorable immune response in pathological conditions such as cancer. His work on perivascular macrophages laid the basis for Montis Biosciences to study the interaction between tumor endothelial cells and macrophages.

Professor Mazzone is Full Professor at KULeuven since 2017 and throughout his career he received multiple national and international awards and recognitions, such as the Belgian Royal Academy Prize, the Giulia Colletta Award, EMBO awards, the Chiara d’Onofrio Award, ERC grants, …