Dr Susana M.Chuva de Sousa Lopes

Associate Professor



Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, PhD is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anatomy and Embryology at the Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden the Netherlands. She was appointed Guest Professor at the Dept. Reproductive Medicine, University Ghent, Belgium in 2013. Her laboratory focuses on investigating the developmental trajectories of human organs and tissues, with a particular interest for the germline and associated gain-and-loss of potency and epigenetic makeup. Based on the transcriptional profiles of over a hundred different human (fetal) organs, she has developed the mathematical algorithm Keygenes to facilitate the comparison of transcriptional data from differentiated human pluripotent stem cells and their in vivo counterparts (http://www.keygenes.nl/). Chuva de Sousa Lopes’s lab is currently funded by the Belgium Interuniversity Attraction Poles-Phase VII, the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and the Dutch Bontius Stichting. She is an elected member of the Special Interest Group “Stem Cells” and the elected Dutch national “basic scientist” representative of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). She is executive editor of the Elsevier journal Gene and associated editor of the Nature publishing group journal Scientific Reports.


Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 2

Einthovenweg 20
2333 ZC Leiden
Tel: 71 526 9350

Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden

E-mail: s.m.chuva_de_sousa_lopes@lumc.nl