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Koen Vercauteren obtained an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010, Ghent University, Belgium), a PhD in pre-clinical viral hepatitis research (2014, Ghent University hospital, Belgium, Promoted by Profs. Philip Meuleman and Geert Leroux-Roels), continued his academic track on a BAEF post-doctoral scholarship in pre-clinical viral hepatitis research and viral vectors for gene therapy (2014-2016, Rockefeller University, NYC, USA, Charles M. Rice lab, 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine recipient). Then, he graduated the clinical specialty programme in laboratory medicine (clinical chemistry, haematology, and microbiology) (2016-2019, Ghent University hospital, Belgium).
Since 2019, he is a professor at ITM, head of the clinical virology unit and clinical biologist at the ITM clinical reference lab. The clinical virology lab (co-)hosts 2 laboratory technicians, 2 PhD students (1 on a pre-doctoral FWO mandate), 1 postdoctoral researcher, and has promoted an MSc in tropical medicine and MSc in public health. He has (co-)authored 33 (13 of which as first author) peer reviewed papers in the field of viral hepatitis, viral vectors for gene therapy and laboratory medicine (1147 citations). His current research focusses on (viral) infectious disease laboratory medicine.
- Designing T-cell receptor sequencing (TCRseq)-based diagnostic assays and biomarkers
- Developing molecular techniques for broad detection of tropical viral pathogens (metagenomic next-generation sequencing).
- Evaluating Point of Care testing methods (Antigen rapid diagnostic tests as well as nucleic acid detection principles) for use in low-and-middle-income countries (examples: SARS-CoV-2, viral hemorrhagic fevers)
- ITM PhD commission member (2022-)
- PhD supervision
- MSc supervision (Tropical Medicine, Public Health, Global One-Health)
Medicine, PhD, Ghent University
Award Date: 31-Jul-2014
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master, Ghent University
Award Date: 30-Jul-2010
Resident in Clinical Biology2016 → 2019
Post-doctoral research , Rockefeller University2014 → 2016
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Improving the clinical management and facility-based surveillance of febrile illness in rural Guinea: a multidisciplinary approach
1/01/23 → …
1/10/22 → 30/09/26
Project: Research Project
High throughput T cell repertoire sequencing-based analysis of T cell subsets as a viral diagnostic tool
6/07/22 → …
METATROPICS: Clinical research platform for untargeted RNA virus detection in tropical fever patient populations: construction and application
1/01/21 → 31/12/24
Project: Research Project
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2023, In: Journal of Clinical Virology. 159, 4 p., 105372.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile98 Downloads (Pure)
Characteristics of confirmed mpox cases among clinical suspects: a prospective single-centre study in Belgium during the 2022 outbreakITM Monkeypox Study Group, 2023, In: New Microbes and New Infections. 52, p. 101093 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile97 Downloads (Pure)
Coppens, J., de Block, T., Bangwen, E., Rutgers, J., Hens, M., De Vos, E., Coppens, S., Keyaerts, E., André, E., Rezende, A. M., Van Esbroeck, M., Vercauteren, K. & Liesenborghs, L., 2023, In: Archives of Virology. 168, 8, 210.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Leveraging T-cell receptor - epitope recognition models to disentangle unique and cross-reactive T-cell response to SARS-CoV-2 during COVID-19 progression/resolutionPostovskaya, A., Vujkovic, A., de Block, T., van Petersen, L., van Frankenhuijsen, M., Brosius, I., Bottieau, E., Van Dijck, C., Theunissen, C., van Ierssel, S. H., Vlieghe, E., Bartholomeus, E., Mullan, K., Adriaensen, W., Vanham, G., Ogunjimi, B., Laukens, K., Vercauteren, K. & Meysman, P., 2023, In: Frontiers in Immunology. 14, 14 p., 1130876.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Persistent morbidity in Clade IIb mpox patients: interim results of a long-term follow-up study, Belgium, June to November 2022ITM Monkeypox Study Group, 2023, In: Eurosurveillance. 28, 7, 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)