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Limburg Clinical Research Program

Limburg Clinical Research Program

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Projects led by:

Prof. dr. Inge Gyssens, Prof. dr. Koen Magerman, Prof. dr. Peter Messiaen, Prof. dr. Geert Robaeys, Prof. dr. Jeroen van der Hilst

PhD researchers:

Amber Arain, dr. Rob Bielen, Dana Busschots, Valentino D'Onofrio, dr. Özgür Koc, Annelie Monnier, Toon Peeters, Mark Stappers (*)

(*) PhD has been completed

A selection of the research projects:

  • identify immunological and other factors that contribute to the emergence and severity of infectious disease processes
  • developing strategies for better screening, treatment and follow-up on infectious diseases

Some key publications:

Belgian experience with triple therapy with boceprevir and telaprevir in genotype 1 infected patients who inject drugs.

Arain A, Bourgeois S, de Galocsy C, Henrion J, Deltenre P, d'Heygere F, George C, Bastens B, Van Overbeke L, Verrando R, Bruckers L, Mathei C, Buntinx F, Van Vlierberghe H, Francque S, Laleman W, Moreno C, Janssens F, Nevens F, Robaeys G.

J Med Virol. 2016 Jan;88(1):94-9.
IF: 2.347

TLR1, TLR2, and TLR6 gene polymorphisms are associated with increased susceptibility to complicated skin and skin structure infections.

Stappers MH, Thys Y, Oosting M, Plantinga TS, Ioana M, Reimnitz P, Mouton JW, Netea MG, Joosten LA, Gyssens IC.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;210(2):311-8
IF: 5.997