Communication as a source of medication with fewer side effects


About the research

How come drugs have long leaflets with a whole list of possible side effects? That is what Hanne Leysen (UAntwerpen - FWO) investigates: how are signals when taking medication, transmitted in our body? Signals can follow different communication paths and, as such, have different effects šŸ‘‰ šŸŽ„.

Hanne Leysen
FWO - UAntwerpen

Hanne Leysen is aPhD researcher in biomedical sciencesĀ at the University of Antwerp. With her PhD, she is devoted to making a real difference in the biomedical field. She'sĀ helping us understand the incredible complexity of human aging-related disease. 2020 is the first time that the elderly (<65) outnumbers the young (>5) on earth making her research incredibly timely. To create anti-aging therapies sheĀ investigates how G protein-coupled receptors can be selectively activated to make ā€˜precision medicinesā€™ with greater potency and fewer side effects.

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