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

GeneXpert MTB/RIF

15 Jun 2018

PhD defence Mulualem Tadesse Jano

Improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis in hard to diagnose populations: Clinical evaluation of GeneXpert MTB/RIF and alternative approaches in Ethiopia

University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Wilrijk
Irina holding her thesis

15 Jun 2018

PhD defence Irina Matetovici

The dynamic interplay between Trypanosoma brucei and the tsetse fly vector revealed by transcriptome analysis

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
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