Department of Biomedical Sciences

The scientists of the Department of Biomedical Sciences are primarily focused on research in the laboratory, although this is often linked to research in the field. Our attention mainly goes to pathogens.

Our expertise lies in microbiology and parasitology, molecular biology and epidemiology, immunology and ecology of tropical infectious diseases. Our research field comprises fundamental and translational research in the laboratory on the one hand, on the other hand the ecological, biological and molecular aspects of transmission and population dynamics of the pathogens, their intermediate hosts and the reservoirs in the field.

With our research we try to better understand the biology, ecology, pathology of infectious diseases. We translate this knowledge into new medical applications like diagnostic tests and develop interventions to control vectors and animal reservoirs. We also pay special attention to animal health and especially zoonoses, diseases carried over from animal to human.

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Events

ID Toekomst: 9 ID Verleden: 36 ID Verleden: 39 ID Verleden: 38 ID Verleden: 37 ID Verleden: 31

16-20 Oct 2017

10th European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH 2017)

Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp
mycobacterium tuberculosis (c) CDC

13 Jun 2017

PhD defence of Willy Ssengooba

Consequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity in the context of HIV co-infection for laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in Africa

Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Women in Burkina Faso

09 May 2017

PhD defence Marc-Christian Tahita

Case management and control of malaria in pregnancy: case of Burkina Faso.

Promotion Room, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk