Immunoregulation and Mucosal Immunology

Research in our group is focused on unravelling the functions of lung dendritic cells, innate immune cells, and epithelial cells in asthma and respiratory viral infection. 

Hamida Hammad

Group Leader
VIB Group leader since 2015
Professor: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium, since 2014
Associate Professor: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium, 2009-2014
Assistant Professor: Erasmus Medical Ctr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2004-07
Postdoc: Erasmus Medical Ctr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2001-2004
PhD: Institut Pasteur, Lille, France, 2001

Bart Lambrecht

Science Director
VIB Science Director since 2011
VIB Group Leader since 2011
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine: Ghent University, Belgium, since 2007
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, since 2005
PhD: Ghent University, Belgium, 1999
MD: Ghent University, Belgium, 1993

Research areas

Human diseases Immunology & inflammation Cancer Biology

Research Focus

​Research in our group is focused on unravelling the functions of lung dendritic cells, innate immune cells, and epithelial cells in asthma and respiratory viral infection. 

EM lung - ©VIB Bioimaging Core Ghent

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by eosinophilic airway inflammation, goblet cell metaplasia and bronchial hyperreactivity leading to sometimes irreversible airway obstruction and mucus plugging. A frequent cause of exacerbations is a respiratory viral infection. There is an epidemic of asthma in the Western world, of which the cause Is unclear, and for which novel forms of prevention and treatment are urgently needed. In allergic asthma, allergen specific Th2  lymphocytes cause inflammation, as well as formation of allergen specific IgE, also known as allergic sensitization. In other forms of asthma, airway epithelial cells and innate type 2 immune cells control disease.

Publications

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Jobs

We are always on the lookout for highly motivated colleagues to join our team. If you are interested, please contact us.

Team

The Bart Lambrecht and Hamida Hammad Lab can only thrive thanks to the dedication and commitment of its people, no matter what their function or seniority.

Events

To stay up to date in rapidly developing fields, scientists regularly interact with (international) colleagues. Conferences and other (scientific) events are an excellent way to facilitate such a continent-spanning knowledge exchange.