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

02 Apr 2020

PhD defence Jef Hens

In vitro assessment of allogeneic NK cell responses against HIV-1 infected T cells

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen

12 Feb 2020

PhD defence Philipp Adams

Exploring biomarkers of the viral reservoir and anti-viral CD8+ T cell responses towards a functional cure of HIV-1

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen

10 Dec 2019

PhD defence Paulo Arnaldo

Evaluation of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) in Chókwè district, SouthernMozambique: coverage and effect on pregnancy and parasitological outcomes

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen