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Honorary degree Prof Muyembe

New tools for the control of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks

Following his VLIR-UOS honorary doctorate, Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe gave a master class at UAntwerp, 15 May 2019.

Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe (DR Congo) is director of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale and a professor at the University of Kinshasa. 

In 1977 he was involved in the investigation of the first Ebola outbreak. Now, forty years later, he has become an absolute authority on infectious diseases. 


  • Welcome by Rector Herman Van Goethem
  • Introduction by Prof Herwig Leirs, nominator
  • Master class Prof Muyembe: 'New tools for the control of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks' 
    Watch the master class movie