prof. dr. E.A.M. (Elisabeth ) Sanders Full Professor
- Infectious Diseases Research 3
- Immunology patient care
Dr. Prof. Elisabeth AM Sanders (F), born in 1959 is paediatrician and Professor in Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University Medical Center Utrecht in combination with a position as Chief Science Officer (Immunology, Infectiology and Vaccinology) at the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). She has a H-index of 38 and wrote over 250 peer reviewed manuscripts in international journals . She was head of the clinical department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases of the University Children’s Hospital Utrecht between 2004-2009. Between 2009 -2014 she was director Research and Education of the University Hospital for Children in Utrecht. She has a long standing interest in the clinical effectiveness of vaccines, prevention of respiratory infections and development of microbiome and immunity in children. At present, her research focus is optimizing current national vaccination programmes for children and elderly, epidemiology and prevention of respiratory tract infections and respiratory microbiome profile development in health and disease.
Since 2010, she is a member of the Health Council for the Ministry of Health. She has participated in many scientific advisory boards for the national Health Council.
2014 Chief Scientific Officer at the national institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) (immunology, infectious diseases and vaccination strategies)
2010- 2018 Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands
2016- Observer at the JCVI meetings, UK
2016- 2018 Member of faculty masterclasses Vaccinology
2016- Member of WHO SAGE working group in pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
2017- Member of the international Coalition for Life Course Immunization (CLCI)
2019- Member of Conference Committee National Sociaty for Paediatrics in the Netherlands (NVK)
2019- Member NWO selection Committee VIDI candidates
2019- Co-initator of IGJ AIOS Conference (since 2017, twice a year) with the aim of improved interaction between Inspection (IGJ) and doctors in training
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