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Prof. Dr. Guus Rimmelzwaan, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Date/place of birth:     12.10.1959,


                                        The Netherlands

Nationality:                    Dutch

Gender:                         male

Address:                       RIZ

                                        University of

                                        Veterinary Medicine

                                        Bünteweg 17

                                        30559 Hannover, Germany

Phone:                           +49 (0)511 953 8620

Fax:                                 +49 (0)511 953 8675

E-mail:                           guus.rimmelzwaan@tiho-hannover.de 


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

                                        of Veterinary Medicine Hannover


                                        Link to AvH Foundation


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


Other activities and awards

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


Main research interests

·         Immunologic defense mechanisms against influenza virus infections

·         correlates of immune protection against virus infections, in particular

          influenza viruses

·         influenza vaccine development

·         Virus-host interactions

·         Viral immune evasion strategies



Kontakt Geschäftszimmer
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