Filip Van Immerseel
Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Ghent
Filip Van Immerseel is head of the Poultry Intestinal Health group as Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases. He graduated in 1999 as Master in Bio-engineering Sciences, has a second Master Degree in Lab Animal Sciences (2004) and a PhD in Veterinary Medical Sciences (2004). He currently has authored 190 papers in international scientific journals, multiple books, book chapters, and has multiple patents on intestinal health solutions for poultry. His group studies host-bacterium interactions aiming to develop diagnostics for gut health and prevention strategies for intestinal diseases. His group is internationally renowned for their work on Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens, intestinal inflammation, and microbial signals that are of vital importance for animal health.