About us

The department of Diagnostic Sciences arises from the merger of the former departments of Clinical Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Medical and Forensic Pathology

Department Chair

The daily management of the department rests with the department chair. 

  • As a manager, the department chair supports the department members and monitors the use of time and resources to ensure that teaching, research and service assignments are carried out on time and efficiently.
  • As a coach, she supervises the department members so that they grow in taking on their responsibilities.
  • As a leader, she gives direction to the department members so that policy and strategic objectives are achieved together.
Vakgroepvoorzitter Katrien Devreese
Prof. Dr. Katrien Devreese

Department Manager

vakgroepmanager 2022 : Amber geeraerts

Amber Geeraerts

Teamleaders Education - Research - Outreach

Each teamleader :

  • has a helicopter view of the activities of his result area of the department.
  • is able to streamline operational affairs and indentify opportunities and implement actions.
  • represents the department in the faculty committee.
  • is responsible for a smooth information flow from the faculty committee to the department.
  • is responsible for the operational coordination of his result area within the department.
  • is partly responsible for contributing to the realization of the mission and vision of the department.


Professor doctor Elizaveta padalko Tom Taghon Peter van Eenoo

Prof. Dr. Elizaveta Padalko

Teamleader Education

Prof. Dr. Tom Taghon

Teamleader Research

Prof. Dr. Peter Van Eenoo

Teamleader Outreach