Prof. Philippe Muchez is head of the Ore Geology and Geofluids Research Group. He carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Liverpool and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Laureate of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium and member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. Research on the migration of fluids in sedimentary basins and ore-forming processes, i.e. Pb-Zn deposits in Europe, sediment-hosted ore deposits in the Copperbelt (Zambia, DRC) and Nb-Ta-Sn-W-Au deposits in Central Africa.