dr. Anton De Spiegeleer (MD, PhD)

CRIG member
Anton De Spiegeleer

MD, Assistant Clinical Head Geriatrics – Department of Geriatrics (UZ Ghent)
Principal Investigator Translational Research in Immunosenescence, Gerontology and Geriatrics (TRIGG)
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) 

Research focus

The TRIGG group, which emerged from a robust collaboration between the geriatric department of the Ghent University Hospital, the Rheumatology lab of Professor D. Elewaut, and the DruQuaR lab of Professor B. De Spiegeleer, is dedicated to investigating the effects of bacterial metabolites, primarily peptides, on muscle cachexia and sarcopenia, both directly and indirectly through the immune system.

Contact & links

  • Geriatric department, Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent
  • Lab addresses : 

    * Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, MRB2,
       Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent
    * DruQuaR, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Gent