Department of Clinical Sciences

  • Nationalestraat 155

    2000 Antwerpen

    Belgium

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Organization profile

Organisation profile

Patients are the focal point of the research of our department. Our research fields include the diagnostics, prevention and treatment of the individual patient, with emphasis on tropical and infectious diseases including zoonoses, hiv/aids and tuberculosis.

Our expertise lies in descriptive and analytical pathology, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, medical decision sciences and clinical epidemiology. We also carry out clinical studies researching new means and medical technologies.

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Lut Lynen

Mission: to generate and disseminate clinical knowledge and to improve patient care by research, training and reference services in the field of tropical and global infectious diseases.

Spear points:

• Febrile illnesses in the tropics and in travellers
• Neglected tropical diseases
• Emerging and epidemic infectious diseases
• Tropical bacterial infections
• Antibiotic resistance and stewardship
• Sexually transmitted infections
• HIV & co-infections (tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, hepatitis C)

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