Peter Geldhof graduated in 1998 as Master in Biotechnology at Ghent University (Belgium). In October 1998 he started as a PhD student at the Laboratory for Parasitology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University on a project aimed at developing vaccines against gastrointestinal parasites in cattle. After graduating in 2003 he received a Marie Curie EU fellowship to continue his research at the Moredun Research Institute in the UK. In 2006 he returned to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) were he was recently appointed as Professor in Veterinary Parasitology.