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Dmitri V. Krysko
Molecular Signalling and Cell Death Unit, Department for Molecular Biomedical Research (DMBR)
VIB-Ghent University, Belgium
Dmitri V. Krysko graduated with greatest distinction from Saratov State Medical University in Russia in 1998. In 2000 he moved to Belgium, where in 2006 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Medical and Health Sciences from Ghent University. In 2006 he became a laureate of the Annual Belgian Society for Microscopy Award in Life Sciences for the “Outstanding PhD thesis”. Dr Krysko then obtained a postdoctoral scholarship from The Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO, Belgium). He is currently working as a senior FWO postdoctoral scientist in the Molecular Signalling and Cell Death Unit at the Department for Molecular Biomedical Research in VIB-Ghent University (Belgium). Dr Krysko is leading a subgroup investigating how dying cells (apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic) interact with innate and adaptive immune system by means of Damage-Asscociated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs).Dr Krysko is an Editorial Board Member of “Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death,Mediators of Inflammation and “Frontiers in Molecular Innate Immunity” Dr. Krysko was a co-quest editor of a special issue of Apoptosis (“Clearance of dead cells: mechanisms, immune responses and implication in the development of diseases;” 2010; 15; 995-1164) and a co-editor of a book (“Phagocytosis of dying cells: from molecular mechanisms to human diseases;2009 Springer.
The major scientific interest of Dr. Dmitri V. Krysko is a comparative analysis of how cells dying by different cell death modalities (apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic) interact with innate and adaptive immune system by means of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMP).