Désiré Collen, Selected publications

Désiré Collen, Plasminogen and Prothrombin Metabolism in man, 1974

Désiré Collen defended his thesis entitled “Plasminogen and Prothrombin Metabolism in Man” on July 17, 1974 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of “Geaggregeerde van het Hoger Onderwijs in de Geneeskunde” at KU Leuven, Belgium.

Désiré Collen, An Anthology of Scientific Collaborations, 2008

A compilation of brief narratives and personal appreciations by 40 scientific collaborators of Désiré Collen at the occasion of his 65th birthday and his retirement from the University of Leuven and the Flander’s Institute of Biotechnology in 2008.

Memoirs of Désiré Collen, 2009.

An English language translation of the Dutch language book “Memoires Désiré Collen: Een Hart voor Onderzoek en Ondernemen” edited by Peter Raeymaekers and published by Uitgeverij Vanden Broele, Brugge, 2009 (ISBN 978 90 4960 056 3).

Désiré Collen, Biotech Pioneer, 2020

by Paul Huybrechts and Frieda Van Wijck

An independent account by two professional journalists of the development of t-PA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) for the treatment of heart attack and stroke, embedded in the development of private and academic entrepreneurship since the 1970’s in Belgium.

Lijnen R., 2009

Retirement of Désiré Collen. J Thromb Haemost 2009; 7:2-3.

A laudatio for the retirement of Désiré Collen from academia in 2008, written by his long-time collaborator Roger Lijnen.