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Prof Dr van Pesch

Prof Dr van Pesch obtained his medical degree in 1999 from the UCL and defended a PhD thesis in immunology and virology in 2003. He is neurologist since 2006 and is Associate Head of the Neurology department of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc. His clinical activity involves the management of neuro-immunological diseases, mainly Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He also coordinates in part the clinical neurophysiology unit. He has been involved in over 50 phase II-IV clinical trials in the field of MS and participates to the worldwide MS registry, MSBase. He supervises the cerebrospinal fluid and neuroimmunological analysis of the clinical biology department. He is head of the Neurochemistry Unit (Institute of Neuroscience, UCL) and currently doing translational research on the role of extracellular vesicles and microRNAs in MS. He has authored and co-authored 140 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.