Mononuclear Phagocytes in Health and Disease

Our lab is focused on unravelling heterogeneity and function within myeloid cells particularly in the context of tissue damage and Inflammation in mice and humans. Specifically, we are Interested in myeloid cells in the liver and intestine and the potential links between these two organs.

Charlotte Scott

Group Leader
VIB Group Leader since January 2020
ERC Starting Grant, Francqui Professor (Start-Up Grant)
Postdoctoral Fellow: VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 2014-2019, Supported by Horizon 2020: Marie Curie IEF, Wellcome Trust: Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship - Joint with University of Glasgow
PhD: University of Glasgow, Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Supervised by Prof. Allan Mowat, 2010-2014

Research areas

Human diseases Molecular neurology Immunology & inflammation Computational biology

Research Focus

Our lab is focused on unravelling heterogeneity and function within myeloid cells particularly in the context of tissue damage and Inflammation in mice and humans. Specifically, we are Interested in myeloid cells in the liver and intestine and the potential links between these two organs. To do this, we use state of the art techniques including single cell RNA sequencing, CITE-seq and 28-parameter flow cytometry alongside specific in vivo mouse models including the Clec4F-Cre to target Kupffer cells in the liver, the Xcr1-Cre to target cDC1s and the Fcgr1-Cre to target all macrophages.

Presence of lipid (purple) in lean versus obese liver. We are studying how the macrophages present (yellow) deal with this lipid and how these cells could be manipulated to help.

Publications

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Jobs

We are always on the lookout for highly motivated colleagues to join our team. If you are interested to work on understanding myeloid cell biology in the setting of inflammation in the intestine or liver, please contact us.

Team

The Charlotte Scott Lab can only thrive thanks to the dedication and commitment of its people, no matter what their function or seniority.

Events

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National funding