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Menno D. de Jong, MD, PhD, FRCP Edin

After Medical School at the University of Amsterdam (1991), and PhD research on HIV treatment (1996), Menno de Jong specialized in Clinical Microbiology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (2000). He worked as consultant clinical microbiologist at the Leiden University Medical Center (2000-2001) and the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (2001-2003). In 2003, he moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he set up and headed the Laboratory of Virology at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and where he became involved in clinical and virological research on avian and human influenza. Whilst remaining senior faculty member at OUCRU, Menno has moved back to Amsterdam in August 2008, where he was appointed professor in Clinical Virology and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.