The Antwerp Center for Translational Immunology and Virology (ACTIV) is part of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) at the University of Antwerp.

Within ACTIV we start from a clinical context (i.e. diseases, problems, challenges) and use a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary approach to

  1. obtain a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology
  2. in order to improve diagnostics, risk stratification and therapeutics

In collaboration with several close (national and international) collaborators we focus on

  1. varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox & herpes zoster)
  2. paediatric rheumatology
  3. predictive immunosequencing in vaccinology and infectious diseases