prof. dr. E.A.M. (Lieke) Sanders
prof. dr. E.A.M. (Lieke) Sanders
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.
(INTER) NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
2021- Consultant (geraadpleegd deskundige) National Health Council on COVID-19 vaccination strategies (gezondheidsraad COVID-19 vaccinatie)
2021- (co-)Director wetenschappelijk inhoudelijk COVID-19 vaccinatie programma RIVM (naast Hans van Vliet)
2020- Consultant Outbreak Management Team on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
2019 - Co-initiator of IGJ AIOS Conference (since 2017, twice a year) with the aim of improved interaction between Inspection (IGJ) and doctors in training
2019 - Member NWO selection Committee VIDI candidates
2019- Member of Conference Committee National Society for Paediatrics in the Netherlands, NVK
2017- Member of the International Coalition for Life Course Immunization (CLCI)
2016- WHO: Member of WHO SAGE working group on pneumococcal vaccines
2016 - 2018 Member of Faculty Masterclasses Vaccinology
2016 - Observer at the JCVI meetings (3-4 times per year), UK
2010 - 2018 Member of the Health Council
2011 - 2015 National Pediatric Society (NVK); board member scientific committee
2007 - 2015 Member Health Council of the Netherlands; Member of the council group (Beraadgroep) on Infections and Immunity
2013 - 2014 Health Council of the Netherlands; member of the council committee on the national program for FLU vaccination.
2013 - 2014 Health Council of the Netherlands; member of the council committee on the national immunization program (Commission RVP) of the National Health Council.
2005 - 2014 Stichting Afweerstoornissen, SAS, Chair scientific advice committee Patient Society for Immunodeficiency disease.
2001 - 2013 Board member responsible for the Organization of the scientific meetings of the Interuniversity working party for the Study of Immune deficiencies
2013 Member NWO VENI selection committee
2013 Member scientific board ISPPD conference India, March 2014
2007 - 2012 KNAW- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the TerMeulenFonds” –
2012 World Health Organization meeting PneumoCarr March 27-28th in Geneva, March 27/28.
2003 - 2012 Dutch Society of Pediatrics, NVK, member of the selection committee for the Young Investigators Award
2011 Health Council of the Netherlands, member of the council committee on population screening for cervical cancer.
2011 Member scientific committee ESPID conference June 2011
2010 National Health Council Advisory member of the committee on vaccination of newborns against pneumococcal infections
2003 - 2009 Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Vaccine Institute, NVI
2009 National Health Council Advisory member of the committee on vaccination against pandemic Flu.
2004 - 2008 KNAW- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member of the scientific Advisory Board of the TerMeulen Fonds –
1997 - 2007 Board member/Treasurer of the Pediatric Immunology Section of the Dutch Society of Pediatrics
2002 Committee for the Ministry of Health, for the National Vaccination Program regarding pneumococcal and Meningococcal C vaccinations, advisory member.
2001 Member Cochrane Collaboration on Pneumococcal Vaccines and Otitis Media
Potential Conflicts of Interest
Besides her function as Professor at the University of Utrecht and position (0.2 Fte) at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Lieke Sanders has a full-time position at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) as Chief Science Officer since December 2014. Since January 2021 she is co-medical director of the COVID-19 vaccination programme at RIVM. She is member of the WHO-SAGE committee on pneumococcal vaccinations, consultant for the national Health Council committee for COVID-19 vaccination (incidenteel geraadpleegd deskundige) without any personal fee or benefit.
Dr Sanders has no research connections with pharmaceutical or industrial partners since 2014, besides as research partner in IMI-funded studies RESCEU and PROMISE projects with partners GSK, Novavax, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sanofi. She receives no personal fees or other personal benefits from any collaboration as RIVM partner in these studies or research.
No other conflict of interest to report.
Fellowship and Awards
Research Output (529)
Wyllie Anne L, Rots Nynke Y, Wijmenga-Monsuur Alienke J, van Houten Marlies A, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Trzciński Krzysztof Oct 2023, In: Microbiology. 169 , p. 1-8 8 p.
Ghalandari Nafise, Immink Maarten M, Röder Esther, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J, Smeele Hieronymus, Crijns Hubertina, van der Maas Nicoline A T, Bekker Mireille N, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Dolhain Radboud J E M Aug 2023, In: RMD Open. 9 , p. 1-10
Ohm Milou, van Straalen Joeri W, de Joode-Smink Gerrie, van Montfrans Joris, Bartels Marije, van Wildenbeest Joanne G, Lindemans Caroline A, Wennink Roos Aw, de Boer Joke H, Sanders Elisabeth Am, Verduyn-Lunel Frans M, Berbers Guy Am, Wulffraat Nico M, Jansen Marc H A 20 Jul 2023, In: Pediatric rheumatology online journal. 21 , p. 1-6
Kristensen Maartje, de Koff Emma M, Chu Mei Ling, Groendijk Simone, Tramper-Stranders Gerdien A, de Winter-de Groot Karin M, Janssens Hettie M, Tiddens Harm A, van Westreenen Mireille, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Arets Bert H G M, van der Ent Cornelis K, Prevaes Sabine M P J, Bogaert Debby Jun 2023, In: Microbiology spectrum. 11 , p. 1-8
Ohm Milou, van Straalen Joeri W, Zijlstra Marieke, de Joode-Smink Gerrie, Jasmijn Sellies Anne, Swart Joost F, Vastert Sebastiaan J, van Montfrans Joris M, Bartels Marije, van Royen-Kerkhof Annet, Wildenbeest Joanne G, Lindemans Caroline A, Wolters Victorien, Wennink Roos A W, de Boer Joke H, Knol Mirjam J, Heijstek Marloes W, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Verduyn-Lunel Frans M, Berbers Guy A M, Wulffraat Nico M, Jansen Marc H A 15 May 2023, In: Vaccine. 41 , p. 3782-3789 8 p.
Miellet Willem R, van Veldhuizen Janieke, Litt David, Mariman Rob, Wijmenga-Monsuur Alienke J, Nieuwenhuijsen Tessa, Christopher Jennifer, Thombre Rebecca, Eletu Seyi, Bosch Thijs, Rots Nynke Y, van Houten Marianne Alice, Miller Elizabeth, Fry Norman K, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Trzciński Krzysztof 17 Apr 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 14 13 p.
Bogaert Debby, van Beveren Gina J., de Koff Emma M., Lusarreta Parga Paula, Balcazar Lopez Carlos E., Koppensteiner Lilian, Clerc Melanie, Hasrat Raiza, Arp Kayleigh, Chu Mei Ling J.N., de Groot Pieter C.M., Sanders Elisabeth A.M., van Houten Marlies A., de Steenhuijsen Piters Wouter A.A. 8 Mar 2023, In: Cell Host and Microbe. 31 , p. 447-460.e6
de Sévaux Joline L H, Damoiseaux Roger A M J, Hullegie Saskia, Sanders Elisabeth A M, de Wit G Ardine, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Yardley Lucy, Anthierens Sibyl, Little Paul, Hay Alastair D, Schilder Anne G M, Venekamp Roderick P 22 Feb 2023, In: BMJ Open. 13 9 p.
Immink Maarten M., Kemmeren Jeanet M., Broeders Lisa, Bekker Mireille N., de Melker Hester E., Sanders Elisabeth A.M., van der Maas Nicoline A.T. 27 Jan 2023, In: Vaccine. 41 , p. 1074-1080 7 p.
Zuurbier Roy P., Bogaert Debby, De Steenhuijsen Piters Wouter A.A., Arp Kayleigh, Chu Mei Ling J.N., Sanders Elisabeth A.M., Van Houten Marlies A. 1 Jan 2023, In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 42 , p. 59-65 7 p.