Our lab operates at the interface between materials chemistry and immunology. We have a strong interest in engineering the immune system via functional materials that can either modulate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of immuno-modulatory stimuli and antigens. We combine this with developing strategies that modulate the interaction between immune cells and cancer cells.
Our endeavours focus on engineering innate immune activation, cancer vaccines and T cell engineering.
2020/10/08: Emily De Lombaerde successfully obtained an FWO-Sb PhD scholarship.
2020/08/25: Dr. Sabah Kasmi successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled 'Polymer- and lipid-based nano materials and conjugates for cancer therapy.
2020/07/08: Yong Chen successfully obtained a BOF postdoctoral scholarship from Ghent University
2020/06/25: Yi Huang and Haixia Peng successfully obtained funding from the Chinese Scholarship Council to start their PhD research in our lab
2020/06/18: Simon Van Herck was awarded the ´PhD thesis prize AY 2018-2019´ from the Department of Pharmaceutics at Ghent University
2019/10/24: Bruno gives a lecture at the department of Pharmaceutics of Shandong University, Jinan, China (hosted by Prof. Zhiyue Zhang)
2019/10/24: Bruno gives a lecture at the symposium on “Innovations in Materials and Interface Science”, to be held at Shandong University, Jinan, China
2019/10/24: Bruno gives a lecture at the Shanghai Institute for Materials Medica, Shanghai, China (hosted by Prof. Haijun Yu)
2019/10/1-2: Bruno gives a lecture DCID & Next Generation Vaccines Days, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
2019/9/26: Bruno gives a lecture at Nanotechnology Crossing Borders, Hasselt, Belgium
2019/9/18: Bruno gives a lecture at WiFo2019 in Aachen, Germany
2019/06/24-26: 4 group members present their work at the 83rd Prague Meeting on Macromolecules - Polymers in Medicine.
2019/03/21: Bruno De Geest is giving a talk the NanoMed2019 symposium in Guangzhou, China.
2019/02/01: Bruno De Geest is appointed as Full Professor at Ghent University.
2018/11/28: Today Bruno De Geest received confirmation on obtaining an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Commission to continue the lab endeavours on engineering the immune system with synthetic materials.