Frederick Verbeke

Frederick Verbeke

Frederick Verbeke

Drug Quality and Registration (DruQuaR) group
Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

Phone.:  + 32 (0)9 264.80.94 (secr. 81.01)
Fax:       + 32 (0)9 264.81.93





Ph.D. research

Title: Interaction of peptides from microbial origin with human cells: applications in oncology and immunology.


Following recent findings about the composition of the human microbiome, now the biological relevance is questioned. Data increasingly suggest the interaction between micro-organisms and the humane host, which may cause several diseases when disturbed. This Ph.D. will focus on the interaction of peptides from microbial origin with the tissue barrier function and the functional cross talk of these pepiteds with tumor and immune cells.

Keywords: peptide drugs, cancer, immune system