Professor of Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Biomedical research Institute
Hasselt University, Belgium
Veerle Somers is a Full Professor of Molecular Biology at Hasselt University and Vice Dean of the Transnationale Universiteit Limburg, School of Life Sciences. She is head of disease markers & bionanotechnology program at the Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED) and biobank coordinator at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) of Hasselt University.
Somers’ main research interests focus on B cell analysis and biomarker discovery in autoimmune and neurologic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal cord injury, Rheumatoid arthritis and Axial spondyloarthritis. Veerle Somers has a strong background in immunology and oncology including expertise in molecular and cellular biology, biobanking and cDNA phage display. Veerle Somers has strong experience in translation of results to biotech and biopharmaceutical companies.
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