Liselotte Hardy

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Liselotte Hardy is a biomedical scientist with experience in multiple sectors. After a few years working in clinical studies for the pharmaceutical industry, she found her passion for research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Her first job at the ITM was at the department of public health coordinating projects on vaginal health. She then moved to the ITM laboratory for sexually transmitted infections led by Tania Crucitti, and did PhD research on characterising the bacterial biofilm in bacterial vaginosis. After her PhD, Liselotte worked at the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University for a few years. She co-developed a lab-on-chip platform to diagnose infectious diseases, leading to the spin-off company Antelope Dx. Just before Antelope Dx’s incorporation, Liselotte moved back to ITM to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology of Jan Jacobs. She has set up her own research line on “development and implementation of adapted diagnostics for low-resource settings”. She also contributes to the unit’s management, supervising the laboratory work, students and administrative staff.

Teaching expertise

Supervision of master theses:

  • 2022-2023: Jens Cornelis, Msc in Electrical Engineering Ghent University - Development of an optical/electronic system for rapid detection of bacterial infection
  • 2021-2022: Charlien Hupco, Msc in Medical Sciences  KU Leuven - Optimisation of a simplified blood culture system to improve healthcare in low-resource settings

Services expertise

  • Member of ITM PhD committee

  • Faculty member of McGill Summer Institutes in Global Health (course on Global Diagnostics)

  • Teaching in ITM courses: SORT-it course and Master of Tropical Medicine

  • Expert consultant for WHO Prequalification of Diagnostics and WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics

Education/Academic qualification

Medical sciences, PhD, Ghent University

Award Date: 14-Oct-2016

Biomedical Sciences, Master, Ghent University

Award Date: 1-Oct-2006


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