Are you interested in doing a PhD at LMPH?

► Contact one of the principal investigators to discuss which topics are available for PhD training

  • Prof. Louis Maes: Leishmania, drug screening (email)
  • Prof. Paul Cos: bacterial biofilms, oxidative stress (email)
  • Prof. Peter Delputte: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Vaccinology, Varicella Zoster Virus, macrophage biology (email)
  • Prof. Guy Caljon: Leishmania, Trypanosoma, macrophage and neutrophil biology  (email)

► For general information about a PhD at the University of Antwerp, go here


Education and training at LMPH

LMPH contributes to teaching and training of students at the University of Antwerp at different levels

PhD training

currently, 12 PhD students are preparing a PhD thesis @ LMPH in various aspects of drug evaluation, pathogen-macrophage interactions and oxidative stress


Master training

each year, about 10 students graduate with a Masters degree dissertation in LMPH


Other training

We frequently have students from Universities outside Belgium (eg. in the framework of the Erasmus program) and from higher education institutions outside the University to have a training in LMPH ranging from a few weeks to several months. If you are interested, you may contact the senior academic staff members (link)



LMPH is active in education in Biomedical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Sciences. The staff teaches theoretical courses and organises practicals in the Bachelor and Masters of the University of Antwerp.

A detailed overview of courses given by different staff members can be viewed using the links on the right.