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Central Laboratory for Clinical Biology Institute of Tropical Medicine

The clinical laboratory focussing on diagnosis of travel and import diseases, holds the official reference laboratory for the diagnosis of infectious and tropical diseases (MB 31/08/1998-BS 10/12/1998), the National Reference Center (NRC) for arboviruses, Rickettsia and Coxiella and the national reference laboratory for Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium, Leishmania and Leptospira. A broad panel of accredited diagnostic tools exists in ...

Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute) KU Leuven


The research team of Prof. Vandamme is investigating factors influencing antiviral treatment response in HIV infected patients with a special focus on the impact of virus drug resistance. The team is responsible for drug resistance testing in clinical practice at the local AIDS Reference Laboratory. Another research topic involves the evolution and molecular epidemiology of human viruses, seeking to understand in particular the origin and ...

Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute) KU Leuven


This unit designs and develops antiviral and antitumor agents, primarily nucleoside, nucleotide or oligonucleotide analogues but also other substances which interact with enzymes involved in nucleic acid metabolism (i.e. DNA polymerase, reverse transcriptase, thymidine kinase, thymidylate kinase, nucleoside phosphorylase, dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, adenosine deaminase, S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase, IMP dehydrogenase, OMP ...