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Sander Herfst, PhD

Sander Herfst received a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology in 2002, after which he studied biomedical sciences in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2008 he earned a PhD degree in virology with a dissertation that focused on vaccination approaches to combat human metapneumovirus infections. Since then, he has been a research scientist at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam, in the department of Virology, headed by Professor Albert Osterhaus, under supervision of Professor Ron Fouchier. His studies focus on the pathogenesis, virulence and transmissibility of influenza A viruses, with special emphasis on factors involved in the emergence of new pandemics.