Impact of gastric Helicobacter infections on the stomach-brain axis

Eva Bauwens
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Pathologie, Bacteriologie en Pluimveeziekten
Eva Bauwens was born on November 7, 1991 in Lokeren, Belgium. In 2014, she obtained her master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, option Drug Development, with distinction. In October 2014, Eva started her PhD research at the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, financed by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University. It was an interdisciplinary research focussing on the link between the stomach and the brain in cooperation with the VIB Center for Inflammation Research, Faculty of Sciences. She also obtained the certificate of the Doctoral Training Programme of Life Sciences and Medicine. Eva Bauwens is (co-)author of several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She also actively contributed at several national and international conferences and symposia.
Academische graad
Doctor in de Diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. Freddy Haesebrouck Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. dr. Annemieke Smet Faculty of Medicine, UAntwerp Prof. dr. Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke Faculty of Sciences, UGent
Prof. dr. Siska Croubels Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Chair of the Examination Committee Prof. dr. Catherine Delesalle Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Secretary of the Examination Committee Prof. dr. Debby Laukens Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent Prof. dr. Andy Wullaert Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent Dr. Christophe van Steenkiste Digestive centre, Gastroenterology, AZ Maria Middelares, Gent Prof. dr. Benedicte De Winter Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAntwerp

Korte beschrijving

Helicobacter (H.) pylori, the most prevalent Helicobacter species in humans, has been associated with a broad range of gastric disorders. In addition, increasing evidence suggests that the effects of a gastric infection with H. pylori are not limited to the stomach. Indeed, research has indicated a possible role for H. pylori in many extragastric manifestations. Besides H. pylori, non-H. pylori Helicobacter (NHPH) species naturally colonizing the stomach of animals, can cause gastric disease in humans. Nevertheless, little is known about NHPH species and extragastric diseases. Recently, our research group has reported an exceptionally high prevalence (27%) of H. suis DNA in gastric biopsies from Parkinson disease (PD) patients compared to a control group.


Dinsdag 3 september 2019, 17:00
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