​​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.