Nathalie Cools

Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Belgium


Nathalie Cools is a group leader of the Immune Regulation and Tolerance-Inducing Strategies (IRiS) Research Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium. She is currently appointed with a 50% assistant professorship at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp. Her main research interests focus on immunobiology of human dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity and their modulation in order to provide the prospect for their use to suppress pathogenic immune responses in autoimmunity. Cools has a strong background in immunology, including cellular biology and flow cytometry, with a particular emphasis on immune monitoring of experimental human vaccination studies. Her research has resulted in more than 50 scientific publications (of which 28 as first or last author) in peer-reviewed international journals and she is the lead author of several book chapters, including one in the prestigious “Encyclopedia of Cancer.” She was a laureate of the Belgian “Stichting Roeping” and has received honors to present her work at various international conferences (including the highly attended ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS meeting and the European Congress of Immunology). Cools is a Member of the Managing Committee of the International COST Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-Based Tolerance-Inducing Therapies (A FACTT), President of the Belgian Society for Analytical Cytology, and an Editorial Board Member of the World Journal of Experimental Medicine, of the Journal of Immunology Research, and of the Journal of Molecular Cytotherapy.

Biography Updated on 2 April 2017

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