The Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) was established as a formal Institute of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Antwerp in 2007 to promote the multidisciplinary research of vaccines and infectious diseases.
Since January 2008 VAXINFECTIO is formally recognised as Centre of Excellence of the University of Antwerp with Methusalem funding and s
ince September 2010 it is formally recognized as WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases.
VAXINFECTIO is aimed at integrated vaccine and microbiological research with a focus on increasing the understanding of the immune response in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines (including tumour vaccines) and on the containment of antibiotic resistance.
Within this mission statement, the following objectives are pursued:
To study microbiological, immunological, mathematical-biological, statistical, economical, societal and epidemiological aspects of infectious diseases and vaccines.
To create a scientific platform in order:
To consolidate the existing pool of knowledge
To advance knowledge with interdisciplinary focus
To increase scientific output in the listed disciplines
To attract additional funding resources
VAXINFECTIO consists of:
Laboratory of Medical Microbiology (LMM)
Laboratory of Experimental Hematology (LEH)
Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV)
Contact the VAXINFECTIO administrative Manager:
Tel: +32 3 265 25 21
Fax: +32 3 265 26 40
Contact the VAXINFECTIO Research & Innovation Manager:
Tel: +32 3 265 21 57
Fax: +32 3 265 27 52