Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher FWO Center
Chris Callewaert, PhD
Dr. Chris Callewaert holds two masters and a PhD from Ghent University, Belgium. He was postdoctoral researcher at the Rob Knight lab at University of California, San Diego, USA. Now he is senior postdoctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University, Belgium. He studies the skin microbiome and metabolome in health and disease; as well as the interaction between gut and skin. He is a pioneer in skin microbiome transplantation and skin bacteriotherapy to solve body odor. Since the corona pandemic, he has also been training sniffer dogs to detect COVID19 infection from people’s sweat, with >95% accuracy. His research led to >30 peer-reviewed publications and has been featured many times in the media, among which CNN, BBC, FOX, NPR, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Times, etc. He was awarded by the King Baudouin Foundation and the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He presented a TED talk and results of his research can be found on www.DrArmpit.com.