Francqui Foundation

Francqui Foundation

The Francqui Foundation was set up to support the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium. It has the public utility status under Belgian law. (

 Fondation Francqui – Stichting : Statuten (in Dutch)

DCS/DCF supports the biomedical programs of the Francqui Foundation via the Collen-Francqui Fund, which is incorporated in the Francqui Foundation. The Collen-Francqui Fund is constituted by a grant to DCS/DCF from the Collen Charitable Trust (CCT). 

 Laureates of the Francqui-Collen Prizes  2020

The Francqui Foundation has awarded two laureates in the biological and medical sciences. Cédric Blanpain (ULB) for his fundamental research in the area of cancer and the biology of stem cells. Bart Loeys (UA) for his clinical and translational research towards a better understanding, better diagnosis and better treatment of genetic diseases that affect the blood vessels.