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E. Department of Microbiology (1990-2011)

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E. Department of Microbiology (1990-2011)


The overall aim of the research of the Department of Microbiology is to develop tools and intervention strategies for the control of infections with TB, HIV and associated diseases, mainly in developing countries. Notable results have been achieved regarding the AIDS virus, hantaviruses, haemorrhagic fevers, leprosy and tuberculosis.

The Department of Microbiology has been recognized by the World Health Organization and by the Belgian Ministry of Health as an international and a national reference centre for AIDS research, and it boasts a solid reputation in this area

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