Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Unit

Our unit studies the mechanisms of inflammation and associated tissue damage (cartilage/bone) occurring in musculoskeletal diseases, particularly spondyloarthritis (SpA), osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis  using a translational research approach.

Dirk Elewaut

Group Leader
VIB Group leader since January 2015
Professor of Medicine: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium since 2008
Postdoc: La Jolla Inst. for Allergy & Immunology, San Diego, USA, 1998-1999
Postdoc: Univ. of California, San Diego, USA, 1997-1998
PhD: Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium, 1997

Research areas

Human diseases Immunology & inflammation

Research Focus

Our unit studies the mechanisms of inflammation and associated tissue damage (cartilage/bone) occurring in musculoskeletal diseases, particularly spondyloarthritis (SpA), osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis  using a translational research approach.

Areas of specific interest include:

  1. Gut inflammation as a driver of joint inflammation in SpA
  2. Promoting immunoregulation in arthritic disease
  3. Mechanical strain
  4. Restoring joint homeostasis by modulating cartilage and bone metabolism

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 Dirk Elewaut 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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