VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent, BE

Prof. Ravichandran’s team in VIB focuses on the fundamental process of apoptotic cell clearance in healthy and disease states. This cell clearance process has several facets, including how a phagocyte senses a corpse in a tissue (find-me signals), how the corpse is recognized (eat-me signals) and internalized via specific phagocytic receptors, how the cargo contents are processed (via metabolomics), and how the apoptotic cell clearance process is anti-inflammatory (compared to other types of cell death).

Prof. Ravichandran’s laboratory addresses cell clearance via cutting edge cellular and molecular biology approaches, coupled with in vivo mouse models, disease models, and complementary ex vivo studies. 

Speaker at
26-27 January 2017, Bruges, Belgium