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Emmanuel Bottieau

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    Emmanuel Bottieau graduated as Medical Doctor from the “Université Catholique de Louvain” in 1988. He followed the post-graduate course of Tropical Medicine in 1988-1989 and gained clinical experience in tropical medicine and international health working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-Belgium) from 1989 to 1993. He obtained the master diploma in General Medicine in 1994 (“Université Catholique de Louvain”) and specialized in Internal Medicine from 1994 to 1999 (including one year of specialization in Infectious Diseases) at the “Université Libre de Bruxelles”. He joined the Department of Clinical Sciences of the Institute in 1999. Since then, he is involved in the clinical activities (consultations, ward supervision,…) at the outpatient department of the Institute and in the inpatient unit of Tropical and HIV Medicine in the “Universitair Ziekenhuis van Antwerpen”. In 2007 he obtained his PhD degree at the University of Antwerp with a thesis on fever after a stay in the tropics.He has been appointed as Associate Professor in November 2012 and leads the Unit of Tropical Diseases since then. His research activities have included operational research on HIV and malaria in Mozambique (within the projects “Rede Integrada I and II”, with capacity strengthening in HIV care as main objective), clinical and diagnostic studies in the tropics and in travel clinics, and industry-sponsored clinical trials.  His main current research topics are (1) the integrated management (diagnosis-treatment) of febrile illness in the tropics and in travellers (2) the clinical management of Neglected Tropical Diseases, with a focus on cysticercosis, schistosomiasis, strongyloidiasis and filarial infection and (3) the clinical decision-making in complex syndromes (neurological disorders, febrile illness,...) in low-resource settings.Research activities in travel medicine are frequently conducted in collaboration with internetional networks of travel clinics such as GeoSentinel, TropNet,,..