dr. Anton De Spiegeleer (MD, PhD)
MD Geriatrics assistant – Department of Geriatrics (UZ Ghent)
Postdoctoral researcher – Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Inflammation – UZ Ghent/VIB-UGent
Postdoctoral researcher – DruQuaR laboratory – FFW UGent
Principal Investigators: prof. Dirk Elewaut (MD, PhD) and prof. Bart De Spiegeleer(PhD)
Our collaboration between the geriatric department of the Ghent University Hospital, Rheumatology lab of prof. D. Elewaut and the DruQuaR lab of prof. B. De Spiegeleer is focused on the action of bacterial metabolites (mainly peptides) on muscle cachexia and sarcopenia, direct or indirect through the immune system. Muscle wasting in cancer or cachexia is an important determinant of quality of life.