Frank Pasmans is currently director of the laboratory for veterinary bacteriology and mycology at the faculty of veterinary medicine (UGent). Besides, he is responsible for the medicine and surgery of reptiles and amphibians at the clinic for exotic animals at the same faculty. As such, he is recognized as one of four founder specialists of the European College for Zoological Medicine in the herpetology specialty. Research topics include infectious diseases in reptiles and amphibians and he currently acts as promoter for 16 PhD students. Scientific output is reflected by 147 publications in A1 journals.

Frank Pasmans

Senior lecturer

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Ghent University


Some selected publications

Martel A., Pasmans F., Hellebuyck T., Haesebrouck F., Vandamme P. (2008) Devriesea agamarum gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium associated with dermatitis and septicaemia in agamid lizards. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 58: 2206-2209.

Suykerbuyck P., Vleminckx K., Pasmans F., Stragier P., Ablordey A., Tran H.T., Hermans K., Fleetwood M., Meyers W.M., Portaels F. (2007) Mycobacterium liflandii infection in a European colony of Silurana tropicalis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13: 743-746.

Pasmans F., De Herdt P., Haesebrouck F. (2002) Interactions of Salmonella enterica serovar Muenchen with macrophages of the turtle Trachemys scripta scripta. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 26: 295-304.


Amphibian and reptile diseases and conservation      

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