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Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Joint research group

The laboratory of Pharmacology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) and Physiopharmacology (Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences) represents one joint research group that bundles its expertise to focus on cardiovascular disease. 

Research consortia

The research group Physiopharmacology is part of the Infla-Med Research Consortium of Excellence and partner in the MOGLYNET-H2020 PhD programme.


Key publications

  • ATG4B inhibitors with a benzotropolone core structure block autophagy and augment efficiency of chemotherapy in mice. Kurdi et al. Biochem Pharmacol. 2017. 138:150-162.
  • Inhibitory actions of the NRG-1/ErbB4 pathway in macrophages during tissue fibrosis in the heart, skin, and lung. Vermeulen et al. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017;313:H934-H945.
  • Vascular smooth muscle cell death, autophagy and senescence in atherosclerosis. Grootaert et al. Cardiovasc Res. 2018; in press


Prof. dr. Guido De Meyer
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +32 3 265 27 37


Prof. dr. Pieter-Jan Guns
Campus Drie Eiken - Gebouw T2
Lokaal 2.22
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +32 3 265 25 85