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Rudi Beyaert is full professor at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and Deputy Director of the Center for Inflammation Research at the VIB, a life sciences research institute in Flanders. He is heading the Unit of Molecular Signal Transduction in Inflammation, whose mission is to study the molecular mechanisms that regulate inflammation and immunity. Prof. Beyaert’s scientific research is situated at the borderline between molecular biology and medicine, and makes use of a variety of modern biochemical, molecular and cellular approaches combined with mouse gene targeting and mouse models of human inflammatory disease. So far, he has supervised 37 PhD students and more than 30 postdocs, of whom several now hold professor positions while others made their careers in industry, public health, clinical reference laboratories, etc. Prof. Beyaert has published over 250 research papers that received more than 17 200 citations, which is also reflected by a h-index of 70, and he is inventor on >10 patent applications. His work has been recognized by a number of awards, including the five-yearly Prize of Fundamental Medical Sciences of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
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