prof. Koen Chiers (PhD)

CRIG member
Koen Chiers

principal investigator - Laboratory of veterinary pathology (UGent)
associate professor (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent)


Research focus

Focus is mainly on diagnosis and prognosis of cancer in animals.

Research team

  • dr. Leen Van Brantegem - Veterinary Pathologist, head of the clinic
  • prof. Richard Ducatelle - Veterinary Pathologist, full professor

Key publications

  • Claudin-1 and Glucose Transporter 1 immunolabelling in a canine intraneural perineurioma. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2012. (PMID: 22297071)
  • Congenital ascites due to hepatoblastoma with extensive peritoneal implantation metastases in a premature equine fetus, Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2013. (PMID: 22819019)
  • Peri-articular histiocytic sarcoma and previous joint disease in Bernese Mountain Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , 2013. (PMID: 23458888)
  • Malignant seminoma in two unilaterally cryptorchid stallions. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 2015. (PMID: 25759202)
  • Immunohistochemical labelling for cyclo-oxygenase-2: does the positive control guarantee standardized results? Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2016. (PMID: 26895886)

Contact & links

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke
  • Vetpath