Marianne Lauwers

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Marianne Lauwers

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


This Ph.D. project investigates the communication of the quorum sensing peptides with mucosa and skin. Kinetic transdermal experiments using porcine oral mucosa and human skin will be carried out. Moreover, their local skin tissue distribution will be quantified as well. Finally, the interaction with healthy and diseased mucosal/skincells will be explored to appreciate its possible biological role as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Keywords: Skin, Mucosa, Quorum sensing peptides.