Prof. Jo van Ginderachter

 

Jo van Ginderachter is a Group Leader at VIB Lab of Myeloid Cell Immunity since October 2012. He joined Free University of Brussels in 1990 as a PhD student.. Over the years, his cellular immunology group has developed several experimental model systems that allow a detailed study of the mechanisms governing immune modulation in both normal and pathological conditions. More recently, the field of innate immunity, in particular the immunobiology of myeloid cells (MCs), became a central research topic. His strategic vision is to use the heterogeneity of MCs (mainly monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) as an in vivo sensor to track inflammatory responses and as a target for therapeutic intervention. He also exploits the strategic advantage of Nanobodies as tools for in vivo imaging and therapeutic targeting of MCs.