Prof. Bert ‘t Hart PhD

Bert A. ’t Hart (dutch; #May 25,1953) is a medical biologist by training (cumlaude graduation 1981; University of Utrecht). PhD in Immunology at Utrecht University (1986); thesis title: “Regulation of the activation and differentiation of human antigen-specific B cells”. Postdoctoral research: 3 years in the Pharmacy School of Utrecht University on immunomodulatory principles from medicinal plants.

In 1989 I moved to the Netherland’s primate center in Rijswijk (now BPRC; www.bprc.nl) where from 1998 I lead the department Immunobiology. In 2011 appointed professor in Neuroimmunology at the University Medical Centre, department Neuroscience, University of Groningen.

Our main interest is translational research into the pathogenesis and treatment of human autoimmune disease, initially rheumatoid arthritis and since 20 years multiple sclerosis. For the research we have developed a unique animal model, EAE in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). This model is considered the closest pathological approximation of MS.

I (co-)authored > 195 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.