Cellular and Molecular (Patho)physiology

Inflammation is a protective response to induce repair in conditions of cellular damage and stress. However, defective regulation of inflammatory reactions can lead to chronic inflammation and the development of disease, indicating the need for tight control of inflammatory processes.

Geert van Loo

Group Leader
VIB Group leader since 2014
Professor at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium since 2011
Staff scientist at VIB, Ghent, Belgium since 2007
Post-doc: EMBL, Monterotondo, Italy, 2002-2005
PhD: Univ. of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, 2002

Research areas

Cancer Biology Human diseases Immunology & inflammation

Research focus

Inflammation is a protective response to induce repair in conditions of cellular damage and stress. However, defective regulation of inflammatory reactions can lead to chronic inflammation and the development of disease, indicating the need for tight control of inflammatory processes. Our research aims to understand the in vivo mechanisms by which chronic inflammation drives (autoimmune) pathology.

Myelinated axons in brain corpus callosum

Publications 

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Team

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