Imke Velghe

CRIG member
Imke Velghe

Lab technician – Taghon lab (department Immunology, UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Tom Taghon (PhD)


Research focus

The Taghon Lab focuses on (early) human T cell development and the importance of Notch signaling guiding this process. For this, we study the various aspects defining T cell differentiation by unravelling both genetic and epigenetic features directing transcriptional regulation. In this way, we aim to elucidate the mechanisms that are often perturbed in T-cell related malignancies such as T cell leukemia and primary immune deficiencies.
As a lab technician, I support PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers with practical guidance and expertise in several research areas within our research group.


I completed my Bachelor in cell and gene biotechnology in 2006. I started at Ghent University in the lab of Bart Vandekerckhove
In 2013 I joined the research group of Tom Taghon.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Taghon Lab, Medical Research Building 2 (MRB2) (entrance 38), Campus UZ Gent, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium 
  • Taghon lab 
  • Researchgate 
  • Imke Velghe is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks