C : Host-microbe interactions

This section covers all aspects of the interactions between parasites, fungi, bacteria, viruses and their hosts. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, antimicrobial innate and adaptive immunity, immune evasion strategies, antimicrobial vaccine development, cross-kingdom interactions, entry and replication mechanisms of microbes in their host, antimicrobial drug discovery, and microbial pathogenesis.

Spokespersons :

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Cos, Laboratory of Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH), Universiteit Antwerpen (UA).
  • back chair:  Prof. Dr. Xavier Saelens, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology (UGent).

Other board members in that section :
Prof. Dr. Xavier Debolle, Prof. Dr. Dominique Schols.