Keynote lecture 21-9-2017: 14.30-15.00h
Hans Nauwynck is Doctor in Veterinary Medicine who did his PhD and became nominated as professor at Ghent University in 1993. In 2004, he took the lead of the Laboratory of Virology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University and became Diplomate at the European College of Pig Health Management. At present, he lectures several courses on viral diseases in mammals, fish and shellfish. His research focuses on cellular and molecular pathogenesis of viral diseases in man and animals, with special emphasis on (i) the entry of the virus in its host cell, (ii) the invasion of the virus in its host through barriers, via leukocytes and along neurons and (iii) the escape of the virus from immunity. Better insights lead to research-driven development of new generation treatments and vaccines. He is (co-)author of 330 peer reviewed papers and owner of several patents. He is a regular invited speaker on international congresses.