Fatty Liver Disease: the challenge for the Western world


About the research

One in six Belgians is obese and thus runs an increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This disease can affect the entire liver, in which case a liver transplant is needed to save the patient. Anneleen Remmerie (Ghent University - VIB) is looking for a way to combat the disease without the need for a new liver.

Anneleen Remmerie
UGent - VIB

How does our immune system work? This question inspired Anneleen Remmerie to choose for a PhD in immunology after her studies in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. At the University of Ghent and the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, she studies the role of macrophages during the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. With her research, Anneleen wants to contribute to further knowledge about the disease and the search for a possible therapy.

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