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

ID Toekomst: 58 ID Toekomst: 56 ID Verleden: 50 ID Verleden: 9 ID Verleden: 52 ID Verleden: 47 ID Verleden: 46 ID Verleden: 36 ID Verleden: 39 ID Verleden: 38 ID Verleden: 37 ID Verleden: 31
Vietnam

23 Nov 2017

PhD Defence Dao Thi Ha Thanh

Epidemiology of Opisthorchis spp. in Central Vietnam

Ghent University, Merelbeke
Tick

24 Nov 2017

PhD defence Marvelous Sungirai

Ixodid ticks parasitising cattle in Zimbabwe: Ecology and management

Ghent University, Gent
3D illustration of bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis

23 Oct 2017

PhD defence Nana Akua Boatema Ofori-Anyinam

Towards improved understanding of M. tuberculosis complex strain differences in The Gambia.

Promotiezaal Grauwzusters, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen