Francqui Chair - Prof Jeroen Raes

You and your 100 trillion friends - the Human Gut Microbiome in health and disease

In this lecture series, Professor Jeroen Raes will show how recent technological advances, large-scale population studies, and clinical interventions are showing that the human microbiota can be a powerful ally to understand, how this complex community is studied, and how this provides insights researchers can use to treat certain diseases.

Professor Jeroen Raes is Group Leader at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Rega Institute) at KU Leuven and Group Leader at the Center for Microbiology at VIB.

Lecture series

  • The gut microbiome in health
    18 April 2017, 14:00 – 17:30
    Campus Groenenborger - Building V - V.008
  • The gut microbiome in disease
    9 May 2017, 14:00 – 17:30
    Campus Groenenborger - Building T - T.129
  • Lecture Eco-systems biology: The Tara Ocean experience
    23 May 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
    Campus Groenenborger - Building V - V.009

Rector Herman Van Goethem and Professor Nick Schryvers, Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp, are pleased to invite you to the lecture series by Professor Jeroen Raes, laureate of the Belgian Francqui Professor Chair 2016-17.