GERIS Liesbet

Professeure ordinaire

GERIS Liesbet

Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique
Génie biomécanique
GIGA In silico medecine - Biomechanics Research Unit

ULiège address
Bât. B34 GIGA-R : In Silico Medecine (Biomechanics Research Unit)
Quartier Hôpital
Avenue de l'Hôpital 11
4000 Liège 1
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3669587
ULiège Fax
+32 4 3669505
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Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
Sciences et Techniques


Liesbet Geris is Collen-Francqui Research Professor in Biomechanics and Computational Tissue Engineering at the University of Liège and KU Leuven in Belgium. Her research focusses on the multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of biological processes. Together with her team and their clinical and industrial collaborators, she uses these models to investigate the etiology of non-healing fractures, to design in silico potential cell-based treatment strategies and to optimize manufacturing processes of these tissue engineering constructs. Liesbet is scientific coordinator of the Prometheus platform for Skeletal Tissue Engineering (50+ researchers). She has edited several books on computational modeling and tissue engineering.

She has received 2 prestigious ERC grants (Starting gant in 2011 for the Bridge project and a Consolidator grant in 2017 for the INSITE project) to finance her research and has received a number of young investigator and research awards from the in silico and regenerative medicine communities.

She is a former member and chair of the Young Academy of Belgium (Flanders) and member of the strategic alliance committee of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. She is the current executive director of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute and in that capacity she advocates the use of in silico modeling in healthcare through liaising with the clinical community, the European Commission and Parliament, regulatory agencies (EMA, FDA) and various other stakeholders. Besides her research work, she is often invited to give public lectures on the challenges of interdisciplinary in research, women in academia and digital healthcare.

Research field

  • Ingénierie biomédicale

ULiège Course

Immersion internship, GERIS Liesbet

Observation internship, GERIS Liesbet

Biophysique et biochimie, 29h Th, 23h Pr, 6h Proj., DUMOULIN Mireille, GERIS Liesbet

Modélisation des systèmes biologiques, 26h Th, 26h Pr, DAUBY Pierre, GERIS Liesbet

Introduction to tissue engineering, 20h Th, 5h Pr, GERIS Liesbet

Projet de laboratoire, 44h Pr, 16h Labo., 8h Proj., DESAIVE Thomas, GERIS Liesbet

Medical device design projects, 30h Th, 90h Pr, 8h Labo., 1j T. t., GERIS Liesbet, RUFFONI Davide

Advances in in silico medicine, 26h Th, 26h Pr, GERIS Liesbet

Personal student project, 150h Proj., DUYSINX Pierre, GERIS Liesbet, LÉONARD Grégoire