Nick de Vrij

nick de vrij

PhD Researcher

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium

Tel: +32456319042





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Research Keywords: 

Leishmaniasis, T cell immunity, TCR repertoire, epitope mapping, vaccinology



I focus on the T cell-driven immunity observed in leishmaniasis, and the entire process of antigen presentation and recognition that underlies this. By coupling high-throughput and high-resolution wet lab techniques with advanced bioinformatics, I aim to generate novel insights into pMHC-TCR interactions in leishmaniasis


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Key Publications:

HLA-DRB1 Alleles Associated with Lower Leishmaniasis Susceptibility Share Common Amino Acid Polymorphisms and Epitope Binding Repertoires, de Vrij, N.; Meysman, P.; Gielis, S.; Adriaensen, W.; Laukens, K.; Cuypers, B, Vaccines 2021, 9, 270.