Project

Modulation of host-microbial interplay in spondyloarthritis

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Immunology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Immunology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Immunology
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
microbial flora gut inflammation spondyloarthritis
 
Project description

Previous research revealed a link between joint and gut inflammation. In this project we aim to study microbial alterations in the intestinal flora of spondyloarthritis patients and their impact on the functionality of innate-like immune cells. The ultimate goal is to explore how these cells can be modulated to establish long-term disease remission.