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

Natama Hamtandi Magloire

13 Dec 2018

PhD defence Hamtandi Magloire Natama

Inter-individual variation of infants’ susceptibility to malaria: role of in utero environment and host immunogenetic factors

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Emma Hobbs

26 Nov 2018

PhD defence Emma Hobbs

Towards elimination of Taenia solium in the Eastern Province of Zambia: a call for an integrated approach

Ghent University, Merelbeke
Jordan Kyongo Karanja

19 Nov 2018

PhD defence Jordan Kyongo Karanja

Characterization of Female Genital Tract Immunological Markers and Molecular Vaginal Microbiota: Relevance for risk of HIV Transmission and HIV Prevention

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen