DEWALS Benjamin G.

Maître de recherches FNRS & Fonds assoc.

Immunologie vétérinaire
FARAH: Santé publique vétérinaire

ULiège address
Bât. B43BIS Immunologie vétérinaire
Quartier Vallée 2
avenue de Cureghem 10
4000 Liège 1
Belgique
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3664269
ULiège Fax
+32 4 3664261
Email
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Biography

Graduated as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in 2002, Benjamin Dewals directly embarked on an FNRS career as a Research Fellow in the Immunology-Vaccinology laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at ULiege. At the end of his doctoral thesis, in 2006 he obtained a mandate as FNRS Postdoctoral Research Fellow and carried out a two-year post-doctoral stay at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2012, he obtained a mandate as an FNRS Research Associate and founded his research group in the Immunology-Vaccinology laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at ULiege. Benjamin Dewals is now Senior Research Associate of the FNRS and direct his research group mainly focusing on 'unconventional immune memory" by CD8 T lymphocytes during infections with helminthic parasites; and the consequences of virus/parasite co-infections on health, and also aims to understand how certain viruses such as gammaherpesviruses induce the development of peripheral CD8 T-cell lymphomas by studying a fatal disease in cattle caused by alcelaphine gammaherpesvirus 1.

 

Duties or mandates

  • Senior Research Associate F.R.S.-FNRS

Scientific distinctions

  • Prize of the Centre d'études Princesse Joséphine-Charlotte for scientific research on viral infections (2019)
  • Prix Hamoir 2013-2017 (2018)
  • BAEF Alumni award in Biomedical Sciences (2014)

ULiège Course

Immunologie, 33h Th, DEWALS Benjamin G., GILLET Laurent, VANDERPLASSCHEN Alain, VANDERSCHUREN Hervé

Cytométrie en flux et Imagerie in vivo, 8h Th, 8h Pr, DEWALS Benjamin G., GILLET Laurent, VANDERPLASSCHEN Alain