Filip Van Immerseel received a Master in Bio-engineering Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in 1999, and a Master in Laboratory Animal Sciences at Ghent University in 2004.
In 2014, Filip received a PhD in Veterinary Medical Sciences at Ghent University, studying intestinal immune cell infiltration after Salmonella infection of chickens, and environmental triggers in the gut that influence Salmonella invasion. After a post-doc period, he was appointed as Research Professor by Ghent University in 2008.
Currently he is Professor at the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in Belgium and is head of a research group that studies host-bacterium interactions.
- Filip Van Immerseel currently has more than 170 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals
- He has written book chapters and edited books on Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens and is a well-known speaker at international events.
- He is editor of the journal Avian Pathology and involved in many international collaborative research networks.
- He is co-author of the book Biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine