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Xavier Saelens

Xavier Saelens (born 1965) is a Belgian scientist and currently his main research interest is finding a universal influenza vaccine.[1] He is a Lecturer in Virology and Group Leader of the Molecular Virology Unit at the University of Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)


He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Ghent in 1985, and a Master's degree in Biotechnology and also a PhD in Biotechnology (1990) and he is the father of Ganna and Emma Saelens, and the husband of Margot Huyghe.


He worked as a Postdoc at the University of Ghent from 1990 until 2004 and he is VIB Project Leader since 2005. His current research focuses on the development and characterisation of novel influenza A and B vaccines. Together with Walter Fiers and their team, he works on the development of an M2e-based vaccine.[2][3][4][5][6]


External links

  • Dr Xavier Saelens (EU Influenza research)
  • Xavier Saelens (VIB)
  • Universal flu vaccine being tested on humans 17 July 2007

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