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

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

08 Oct 2019

PhD defence Bassirou Diarra

Tuberculosis in Mali: diagnostic, phylogenetic and treatment challenges

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen

07 Oct 2019

PhD defence Chakirath N'Dira Sanoussi

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strain diversity may impact disease presentation, diagnosis and outcome

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen