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Prof. Dr. Guus Rimmelzwaan
Akademischer Direktor AvH Professor
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Date/place of birth:     12.10.1959 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nationality:                    Dutch

Current position:          Alexander Von Humboldt professor at the RIZ of the University of Veterinary Medicine                                             Hannover

Family obligations:      2 children

Scientific Education

1978 - 1985                  Faculty of Biology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1981                               Biology Bachelor (B.Sc.)

1985                               Biology Doctorate (M.Sc. Medical biology, cum laude)

1985 - 1990                  Doctoral Thesis (Ph.D.), Veterinary Faculty, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
                                      Title: Canine parvovirus infection: Novel approaches to diagnosis and immune prophylaxis

Scientific diplomas and academic titles

15.06.1985                    Master in science degree (M.Sc.) at the Free Unversity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

31.05.1990                    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Academic appointments

1985-1990                    PhD student, Department of Immunobiology, National Institute of Public Health and                                            Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.     

1990-1991                     Post Doctoral fellow, Department of Immunobiology, National Institute of Public                                                   Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands. FIV vaccine                                                       development

Mar-Apr 1991                 Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,                                                  Bethesda, USA: construction of recombinant vaccinia viruses expressing FIV envelope                                            protein

1992-1994                      Post Doctoral fellow, Department of Retrovirology, Faculty of Medicine, University of                                            Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Feb 1992- Sep 1993     Exchange scientist, Virus Biology Section, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD,                                                 USA: HIV-1 vaccine development

1994-2017                      Workgroup leader, Department of Virology/National Influenza Center (NIC), Faculty of                                          Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Nether­lands

2002-2017                      Unit-head Research, Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Center

2008-2009                      Associate professor, Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Center

2009-2017                      Professor, Chair Immuno-virology, Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical                                                    Center

2018-present                 Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Research Center for Infectious Diseases and                                                    Zoonoses, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany

Teaching activities

  • Undergraduate teaching (lectures and practical training)
  • Organizer of the Postgraduate Course in Virology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016
  • Organizer of the ESWI practical training course influenza, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2005, 2007 and 2009
  • Co-organizer of the symposium “Virology in the last 4 decades: Breakthroughs and Benefits” July 2 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Educational committee of the Postgraduate school Molecular Medicine
  • Program committee Research Master “Infection and Immunity”

Editorial boards

  • Guest editor Current Opinion of Virology
  • Guest editor Vaccine
  • Council of 100 Vaccine
  • Nature Partner Journal Vaccine


1999-2002                     Dutch Health Council, committee on influenza vaccination

2002-2006                     Expert committee on influenza vaccination, CVZ, The Netherlands

2007-present                Expert committee National Program on the prevention of flu, The Netherlands

2009-2016                     Senior Consultant, Viroclinics Biosciences BV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014-present                 Scientific Advisory Board of the Jebsen Centre for Influenza Vaccine Research, Norway

2015-present                 Scientific Advisory Board of the National Institute for Health Research Health                                                          Protection, Research Unit in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College, London


2018                                Alexander von Humboldt professorship

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Dr. Amare Aregay
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Prajeeth Chittappen, Kandiyil, PhD
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