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Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute - VAXINFECTIO

The Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) was established as a formal Institute of the Faculty of Medicine in the year 2007 (Faculty council decision dd. 04/07/2007) to promote the multidisciplinary research of vaccines and infectious diseases. It is since 01/01/2008 formally recognised as Centre of Excellence of the University of Antwerp with Methusalem funding. Its mission statement is aimed at integrated vaccine and microbiological research with a focus on increasing the understanding of the immune response in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines (including tumour vaccines) and on the containment of antibiotic resistance. Within this mission statement, the following objectives are pursued:
O To study microbiological, immunological, mathematical-biological, statistical, economical, societal and epidemiological aspects of infectious diseases and vaccines.
O To create a scientific platform in order:
- To consolidate the existing pool of knowledge
- To advance knowledge with interdisciplinary focus
- To increase scientific output in the listed disciplines
- To attract additional funding resources

VAXINFECTIO consists of the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology (LMM), the Laboratory of Experimental Hematology (LEH), and the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV).
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Phone +32 3 821 30 00
Address Wilrijkstraat 10
2650 Edegem

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