Mark van Ranst

Mark Van Ranst is a Belgian public health doctor and Professor of Virology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and the Rega Institute for Medical Research. He is associate chief of the department of laboratory medicine, and heads the diagnostic virology laboratory at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. He is also the director of the AIDS reference laboratory and of the national coronavirus and rotavirus reference laboratories. Professor Van Ranst was appointed in 1999 to the Belgian high council for public health, where he heads the vaccination department. Since 2012, he is the Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the KU Leuven. In his research laboratory, six PhD students and four MSc students are currently working on studies on the molecular evolution of DNA and RNA viruses.

Mark van Ranst will be present at the Plenary Session : “Living In A World Of Pandemics. Relation Between Science And Governance” on friday the 15th of July from 09:45 to 11:00

The conference will be online and in Stadsgehoorzaal.

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