Prof. dr. A. Martel

An Martel is a veterinarian and PhD from Ghent University, Belgium. She is a professor in wildlife population health and co-PI of Wildlife Health Ghent at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Besides, she is diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health).

Main Research

Host pathogen interactions of bacteria and fungi in wild animals

An Martels’ research focuses on the study of the interaction between the animal host and bacteria or fungi. This research focuses on understanding fundamental processes of host-pathogen interactions using in vitro and in vivo modeling. The aim of this research is to develop mitigation measures for wildlife diseases. Main research topics include chytridiomycosis in amphibians and hedgehog diphtheric disease in hedgehogs.


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