Artemis One Health
My work at Artemis:
I am the chief scientific officer (CSO) at Artemis and in charge of setting the research lines, in close collaboration with the Head Research & Development (R&D) of Artemis. Furthermore, I write and coordinate together with the acquisition manager the writing of grant projects for the project lines defined by Artemis One Health. In addition, I am the chair of the scientific advisory board of Artemis One Health.
I am Professor of wildlife virology and virus discovery at Utrecht University, The Netherlands; director of the newly established Center for Infection Medicine and Zoonoses Research at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany.
Furthermore, former head of the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, where I have guided on a daily basis over 140 scientists in their quest for scientific excellence. I have discovered more than 50 new viruses in humans and animals. My knowledge has, amongst others, helped the World Health Organization to effectively combat outbreaks of SARS and pandemic Influenza. I am a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Royal decoration of Commander in the order of the Dutch Lion. I have been chairing the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) since 2000.
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