Kristien Van Reeth

Kristien Van Reeth

Ghent University. Belgium

Education and training

  • PhD in Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium, May 7th 1998. PhD title  "Pathogenesis of respiratory virus infections in swine with emphasis on proinflammatory cytokines". Advisor: Prof. Dr. M. Pensaert.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium, June 1991.

Current professional acitivities

  • “Basic Virology” for students in Veterinary Medicine and in Agricultural Sciences
  • “Environmental Virology” and “Detection of viruses” (Master trainings)


  • Swine influenza as a model for human influenza: Role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in pathogenesis; mechanisms of cross-protection between different influenza virus subtypes
  • Avian influenza in swine: pathogenesis and public health risks
  • European Surveillance Network for Influenza in Pigs (EC co-ordination action): co-ordinator
  • Role of porcine respiratory viruses in multifactorial respiratory disease
  • Diagnosis of viral diseases of swine
  • Vaccination-challenge studies with swine influenza virus for vaccine manufacturers

Updated CV 20-Nov-2018