Dr. Mark Claassen
Mark Claassen is an internist-infectious diseases specialist at Hospital Rijnstate Arnhem. His clinical work focusses on patients suffering from hepatitis B, C, and HIV infections. He is a member the Dutch HBV- and HCV-richtsnoer (guidance) steering committees. His main research interest is in translational (immunological) infectious diseases studies.
Prof. dr. Ab Osterhaus
As professor and head of "Viroscience" at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Ab Osterhaus has had a long track record as PI of numerous scientific projects. Currently he is Professor and Founding Director of the Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. More than 70 human and animal viruses were discovered (e.g. human metapneumo-, human corona- and influenza viruses), their pathogenesis elucidated, and innovative intervention strategies developed.
Dr. Gilles Darcis
Gilles Darcis is researcher and medical doctor. He is postdoctoral clinical master specialist (Part-time FNRS mandate for a specialised registered doctor in possession of a PhD) and infectious diseases specialist in Liège University Hospital (Belgium). He is mostly interested in different aspects of HIV infection, from basic and translational research on HIV reservoirs and cure to clinical aspects. He was recently involved in COVID-19 research as well.
Prof. dr. Marc Bonten
Professor Marc Bonten was head of the Department of Medical Microbiology from 2008 till March 2021 at University Medical Center Utrecht. Since 2003 he is head of the research group of Infectious Disease Epidemiology of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care and professor of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. He has been a principal investigator in many large-scale epidemiologic studies and investigator-initiated randomized trials of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
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