Dr. Jeroen F.J. Bogie PhD

Hasselt University – Biomedical Research Institute
Department of Immunology and Infection
Medical Biochemistry and Immunology Lab (“Bogie Lab”)
Hasselt | Belgium

Jeroen Bogie obtained his MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Amsterdam (2002-2008) and subsequently completed his PhD in Neuroimmunology at Hasselt University (2009-2013). During his doctoral studies, he elucidated the role of macrophages in multiple sclerosis (MS) and demonstrated the significance of lipid uptake and processing in directing macrophages towards a neuroprotective phenotype. As a junior and senior FWO postdoctoral fellow at Rotterdam, Lille, Chulalongkorn, and Hasselt University (2014-2021), Jeroen focused on investigating the impact of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism on the functional properties of immune and glial cells in MS and Alzheimer’s disease. Amongst other findings, he found that the disease-resolving phenotype that phagocytes display in CNS lesions is only transient, with persistent accumulation of myelin-derived lipids within phagocytes nullifying the pro-regenerative features of these cells. In 2021, Jeroen assumed the position of Assistant Professor at Hasselt University, where he currently leads the Medical Biochemistry and Immunology Lab. His current research endeavors aim to delve deeper into the metabolic intricacies of neurodegenerative and rare auto-inflammatory disorders, with a specific emphasis on understanding the detrimental effects of metabolic disturbances in brain disorders and exploring post-translational regulation of protein function by lipids.