|Rector of KU Leuven|
1 August 2009 – 31 July 2013
|Preceded by||Marc Vervenne|
|Succeeded by||Rik Torfs|
March 10, 1951 |
|Profession||Professor of Immunology|
|Institutions||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Alma mater||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Thesis||Immunological effects of fractionated total lymphoid irradiation on the induction of transplantation tolerance and in the treatment of autoimmune disorders|
|Notable awards||NATO Award for Medical Research, Fulbright Hays Award for Medical Research|
From 1969 to 1976, Waer studied medicine at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven. In 1981, He was qualified the Specialist of Internal Medicine in nephrology. In 1983, he obtained Ph.D. in medical sciences.
From 1983 to 1985, Waer was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1992, he was promoted to professor at KU Leuven faculty of medicine, where he specialised in nephrology and immunology. In 1994, he was pointed the Director of Laboratory for Experimental Transplantation at KU Leuven. From 1998 to 2005, Waer was the Medical Director of KU Leuven's teaching hospitals. Since 2006, he has been the Chairman of the University Hospitals of KU Leuven. He was also a vice-rector of the Biomedical Sciences Group of KU Leuven.
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