Niké Guilbert

CRIG member
Nike Guilbert

Doctoral fellow – Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research (LECR) – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University
Principal Investigator: prof. An Hendrix (PhD)


Research focus

Bacteria release bacterial extracellular vesicles (BEV), which are nanometer-sized membrane particles transporting nucleic acids, metabolites, proteins and endotoxins. Recently, my host lab pioneered the discovery of gut-derived BEV in the blood circulation of patients with a disrupted intestinal barrier (including cancer patients and HIV patients) (Tulkens et al., Gut, 2020).
During my PhD, I will explore BEV traits in human body fluids, namely stool and blood samples, to gain unprecedented insights in the biology and function of BEV within their natural context. 


  • 2016-2019: Bachelor in Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University) obtained with great distinction.
  • 2019-2021: Master in Bioscience Engineering, Cell and Gene Biotechnology (Ghent University) obtained with greatest distinction.
  • 2021-present: PhD student, Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research (Ghent University)

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