Training and Degrees
1982 MD degree, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
1986 PhD (cum laude), Leiden University “HLA class II immune response genes in leprosy”
2001 Professor at LUMC and Leiden University (Dept. Infectious Diseases)
Some academic Honors and Indicators of Esteem
1989-1993 CC Huygens Fellowship Award (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)
2003-2013 Member of the “Gezondheidsraad” (Netherlands Government Council of Health), Section Infection and Immunity.
2008 Co-founding Member Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (see www.tbvi.eu)
2010 Eurolife Distinguished Faculty Speaker Medal, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Several personal awards (CJ Kok award, Eijkman Medal, Swierenga Medal, American Acad. Microbiology distinction).
Regular presentations as invited speaker on international, national congresses and public meetings.
Member of many large projects’ Steering Committees
Participation in advisory boards (monitoring- and evaluation committees)
Formal member of Senior Management Team TBVI since 2015