Research group

Medical Biochemistry


  • The overall focus of the research group is the study of Structure-function relationship of proteins among which enzymes, by using a combination of protein chemistry, biophysical techniques, and structural biology. The protease-related research is part of that and also uses quantitative and qualitative methods to characterize protease activities in biological matrices. The resulting research is very interdisciplinary and has as a goal to place molecular aspects of proteins in a relavant systemic context in oder to obtain a holistic viewof the biology of the organism. We wish to apply the obtained knowledge to develop better diagnostics and therapeutics.


You can find here all of the projects that are recorded in the research database of UAntwerp under the name of the academic staff member that acts as a promoter, copromoter or grant holder (a.o. FWO). It concerns only those research projects and mandates that were acquired after an external or internal competition.