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Welcome to the official website of Em. Prof. Erik De Clercq, a pioneer in antiviral therapies who co-invented, together with Prof. A. Holý (Prague, Czech Republic), a key class of drugs to combat HIV, and discovered a.o. a stem cell mobilizer and drugs against herpes zoster.

This website is supported by “The Friends of the Rega Institute” to celebrate Prof. De Clercq's 50 years of commitment to the Rega Institute and its biomedical achievements. Erik De Clercq started his scientific career at the Rega Institute in 1966 and headed the Rega Foundation (from 1985 till 2011). Prof. De Clercq combined this function with the chairmanship of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology from 1986 to 1991, and again from 1999 to 2004.

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Erik De Clercq and HM King Albert II

Prof. Erik De Clercq receives the Maisin Award for Biomedical Sciences from H.M. King Albert II, King of the Belgians, in 2000.