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

Bart Cuypers

23 May 2018

PhD defence Bart Cuypers

A systems biology approach for a comprehensive understanding of molecular adaptation in Leishmania donovani

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Teshale Sori Tolera

16 May 2018

PhD defence Teshale Sori Tolera

Study on Tick-Borne Pathogens and Tick-Borne Diseases Using Molecular Tools with Emphasis on Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in Ticks and Domestic Ruminants in Ethiopia

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke
Fragment of 'La Gran Tenochtitlan' (1945) by Diego Rivera

05 Apr 2018

PhD defence Gerardo Zavala Gómez

Intestinal parasites, inflammation and nutritional status in Mexican children

VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam