Dr. Pieter-Jan Ceyssens PhD
Unit Head 'Antibiotics & Resistance'
In 2009, Pieter-Jan Ceyssens graduated at the faculty of Bioscience Engineering (KULeuven) with a dissertation on the molecular analyses of bacteriophages infecting Pseudomonas aeruginosa. During his 4 years as postdoctoral fellow at KULeuven (PDM and FWO funded), he spend research time at the universities of Vienna (Prof. Udo Bläsi, RNA sequencing) and Pittsburg (Prof. Graham Hatfull, phage recombineering). In 2013, he briefly joined Synthetic Genomics Vaccines, Inc. (San Diego, USA) as visiting scientist. Since 2015, he is heading the unit ‘Antibiotics and Resistance’ embedded in the National Reference Centres for Salmonella, Shigella, Listeria, Neisseria and Mycobacteria. Since 2018, he is the focal point for antimicrobial resistance at Sciensano. He published 40+ peer-reviewed articles, book chapters in the field of antibiotic resistance, phage and diagnostics.