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

Pieter Pannus

19 Sep 2019

PhD defence Pieter Pannus

Predictive biomarkers of a functional cure for HIV

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen
Séverine Thys

11 Sep 2019

PhD defence Séverine Thys

The added value of Anthropology for integrated control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in the One Health movement

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke
Llama antibodies (nanobodies) are versatile tools for diagnostics.

05 Jul 2019

PhD defence Francisco Morales Yanez

Development of innovative nanobody-based strategies to improve the diagnosis of human toxocariasis

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Elsene