Dr. Albert van Dijk

Dr. Albert van Dijk is a research associate at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the relation between the structural features of host defence molecules (peptides and proteins) and their modes of action (interactions with pathogens and with components of the immune system). He is particularly interested in the mechanisms of action of these natural anti-infectives as they may lead to strategies to treat or prevent infections and to modulate the inflammatory response.