Former Department of Clinical Sciences Institute of Tropical Medicine
Former Department of Microbiology Institute of Tropical Medicine
HIV & Tuberculosis Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Unit of HIV/AIDS was created in 2011 and is headed by Prof. Lut Lynen (MD, internist). The unit’s field of interest is AIDS care in resource-limited settings, in particular HIV co-infections and opportunistic infections.Research
- HIV co-infections (tuberculosis, hepatitis C)
- Diagnosis and management of MDR-TB
- Clinical decision making and guideline development
- Models of care for HIV ...
Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD Institute of Tropical Medicine
Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD
The unit was established in 2005 and works very closely together with the HIV/AIDS Policy Unit led by Professor Marie Laga. The unit is led by Professor Anne Buvé.
The main research topic of the unit is the vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes the role of the vaginal environment and behavioural and ...
Virology Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Unit of Virology of the Department of Biomedical Sciences performs basic and translational research on HIV and (re)emerging tropical viruses.
ITM has a longstanding tradition in tropical and cosmopolitan virus research. The Unit of Virology was home to the discovery of Ebola virus in 1976 and consequently the research focus was on Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses (filoviruses, Hanta). Since the mid 1980’s, the Unit of ...
Tropical Bacteriology Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Unit of Tropical Laboratory Medicine (UTLM) was created in 2008 in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium. It is headed by Prof. Jan Jacobs (MD - clinical microbiologist) and since 2015 clustered with the team of antibiotic stewardship lead by Dr. Erika Vlieghe (MD internal medicine/infectious diseases). The UTLM is linked through ITM’s interdepartmental program “Bacterial ...
Malariology Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Unit of Malariology, led by Prof. Anna Rosanas-Urgell, conducts research on human malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasites. Our projects are conducted in collaboration with partner Institutions in Peru, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea.
The unit focuses its research activities on three main lines:
- We investigate the factors that contribute to the ...
Department of Clinical Sciences, Management Institute of Tropical Medicine
Computational Modelling Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Computational Modeling Lab, COMO, is headed by Prof. dr. Bernard Manderick and Prof. Dr. Ann Nowé, and has on average 10 PhD students. The research group focuses on the one hand on the modelling of natural phenomena, and on the other hand on developing algorithms for complex problem solving inspired by these natural phenomena. COMO has experience in a wide range of learning techniques such as Reinforcement Learning, Genetic Algorithms, ...