The Rega Institute was founded in 1954 by Professor Piet De Somer and named after the 18th century filantropist and professor Josephus Rega of Leuven. It hosts part of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Since its inception, the Rega Institute hosts also the Section of Medicinal Chemistry of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is thus a true interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research institute. The Rega Institute has always been a jewel in the crown of research and innovation at the University of Leuven on the basis of publications, citations and prestigious scientific prizes of its members. For a brief history and research accomplishments at the Rega Institute and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the reader is referred to the portfolio, edited at the occasion of the 50th anniversary in 2004, and to the Rega Institute Bibliography with more than 5700 research publications in 2013. The rich history of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology has evolved by interdisciplinary research. Professor P. De Somer (1917-1985), who was re-elected rector of the University three times, always kept a heart for breakthrough research and combined the visions of an entrepreneur and academician. Thanks to his efforts as a virologist, Belgium became the first country in the world where poliomyelitis was eradicated. Trained as a medical doctor, he had the insights to bring medicinal chemistry (Prof. H. Vanderhaeghe, 1921-1992) and later molecular biology to the Institute and the University.
The following is the list of scholars from Rega Institute for Medical Research who currently serve as editors for one or more SciTechnol journals.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Rega Institute for Medical Research that are published in SciTechnol journals.
- Young Research Forum: JVA
Alejandro De La Parra Solomon