Eric Cox

Eric Cox Professor University of Ghent

Eric Cox obtained the degree of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine at the university of Ghent and holds the PhD degree of Doctor in Veterinary Sciences with a thesis on "post-weaning diarrhoea in pigs". Currently he is co-chair of the department of Translational Physiology, Infectiology and Public Health and Senior Full Professor at the Laboratory of Immunology. He is also promotor of PROVAXS, a consortium of Labs of Ghent university focusing on valorisation of innovations in animal health, coordinated by Sven Arnouts, a Business Developer of the University.
His main research subjects are the intestinal mucosal immune system in animals, the interaction of enterotoxigenic and Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli with the mucosa, the mode of action of ß-1,3-1,6-glucans in pigs, the immunomodulating effect of lactoferrins in ruminants and pigs, food allergy in the dog and oral immunization strategies.
He published more than 270 peer-reviewed publications, and has been promotor of more than 150 master and 48 PhD theses. He holds several patents in Europe, Canada and the US.

Since February 2023 he is also appointed for two years as a 20% visiting research professor Nutritional Physiology at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala.

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