In view of the rapidly worsening epidemiological situation, the universities in francophone Belgium have jointly decided to bring their teaching organisation into line with the Orange Code.
Benjamin Dewals, winner of the Princess Josephine-Charlotte Award 2019
Benjamin G. Dewals, a F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate at the FARAH Research Unit (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) is the winner of the biennial Princess Josephine Charlotte 2019 Study Centre Award. This prize rewards the scientist's research in the field of viral infections and more particularly in the study of host-pathogen interactions during infections - notably - by gammaherpesviruses.
ndowed with 12.500€, the biennial Princess Josephine Charlotte Prize of the Study Centre wishes to encourage scientific research in the field of virology and rewards a scientific research achievement in the field of viral infections, related to health. This year this prize was awarded to Benjamin G. Dewals, F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate at the Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH) in the ULiège Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He is rewarded for his research in the field of viral infections, and more particularly on the understanding of host-pathogen interactions using several aspects and several models of viral infection and also of co-infection involving other pathogens such as parasitic worms.
The research of Benjamin Dewals and his team aims to better understand how persistent pathogens such as gammaherpesviruses or helminths can modulate the host immune system in the long term in order to persist but also the side effects of such modulations. By examining the interactions and the different responses in the host, Benjamin Dewals' team wishes to better understand how to control important viral infections.