Arnaud Marchant, M.D.,Ph.D.

Université libre de Bruxelles

About Arnaud Marchant, M.D.,Ph.D.

Arnaud Marchant is Director of the Institute for Medical Immunology and Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia, and at the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine, Oxford. His research is focused on immunity to viral infections and vaccines. His main aim is to understand the fundamental rules underlying immunity of the mother-infant dyad in health and disease. His current research is building on systems serology approaches to provide high dimensional analyses of antibody responses to pathogens and vaccines and to inform the development of vaccines and antibody-based therapies. With Pierre Van Damme, Arnaud is currently setting up the European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology, an initiative of the University of Antwerp and the Université libre de Bruxelles to accelerate the evaluation of vaccines for pandemic and endemic pathogens.