06/12/2016 - Mohamed Lamkanfi (VIB–UGent) demonstrated in animal models that a protein (NLRP2) plays an important role in early embryogenesis, the process of cell division in fertilized eggs that occurs before they implant into the lining of the uterus.
24/11/2016 - Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have developed a tool to diagnose Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). Particularly common among Mediterranean populations, this genetic disease is characterized by inflammation, fever and severe pain.
01/06/2016 - Inflammasomes are assemblies that are central to inflammatory responses. Dr. Lieselotte Vande Walle, Daniel Jiménez Fernández and colleagues from Prof. Mo Lamkanfi’s group (VIB/UGent) shed new light on the function of caspase 12.
14/04/2016 - To promote medical research in Belgium, the Baillet Latour Fund awards every year a Grant to help a young group leader. This year the Grant is awarded to Professor Mohamed Lamkanfi for his research project in the field of infectious diseases.
22/09/2014 - Lieselotte Vande Walle and Mo Lamkanfi (VIB Department of Medical Protein Research, UGent) demonstrated with their inflammasome research that rheumatoid arthritis should be considered a syndrome rather than a disease.
27/08/2014 - Cergentis, in collaboration with the Hubrecht Institute, has developed a new technology for DNA sequencing. The new technology and various applications are described in an article appearing this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
01/07/2014 - Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have demonstrated with their research into inflammasomes that rheumatoid arthritis should be considered as a syndrome rather than a single disease.
03/07/2012 - VIB researcher Mohamed Lamkanfi, connected to the Ghent University, discovered that mice that do not produce the receptor protein NLRP6, are better protected against bacterial infections and can easier remove bacteria from the body.
15/09/2011 - The European Research Council's fourth call for proposals resulted once again in three VIB applicants being recognized as excellent researchers: Mo Lamkanfi, Jiří Friml, and Matthew Holt.
18/03/2011 - Mohamed Lamkanfi recently demonstrated the role of the Nlrp3 inflammasome in the negative regulation of colitis, and in colitis-associated colorectal tumor formation.