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

We work closely together with the Antwerp Unit for Data Analysis and Computation in Immunology and Sequencing (AUDACIS).