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Division of Molecular Medicine
  1. To carry out cutting edge academic research to improve treatment, prevention and diagnosis of AIDS and neurodegeneration
  2. To increase our understanding of molecular interactions underlying the pathogenesis of human disease and to develop gene and cell therapeutics next to small molecule drugs
  3. To train people in Molecular Medicine
  4. To valorize the results of our academic breakthroughs
  5. To provide service contracts base on our technological platform in collaboration with Industry
Research fields and applications:
Neurodegenerative Disease Research
  • Parkinson's Disease
    • Animal models
    • Cell Biology
    • Functional Genomics
    • Novel Therapeutics
  • Neuronal Stem Cell biology
  • Non-invasive Imaging
  • Gene Therapy
AIDS Research
  • Integrase as antiviral target
  • Cell biology of HIV replication
  • Cellular co-factors as antiviral targets
  • New Drug design and development
  • HIV vectors
Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy
Prof. Zeger Debyser
Prof. Myriam Witvrouw
Rik Gijsbers, Ph D
Frauke Christ, Ph D
Abdelilah Ibrahimi, Ph D
Jan De Rijck, Ph D
Neurobiology and Gene Therapy
Prof. Veerle Baekelandt
Chris Van den Haute, Ph D
Jean-Marc Taymans, Ph D
Olga Krylychkina, Ph D
Melanie Gerard, PhD
Head of Division: Prof. Z. Debyser

Kapucijnenvoer 33, VCTB+5
3000 Leuven
Flanders Belgium

Tel: ++32 16 336 332
Fax: ++32 16 336 336