Guus F Rimmelzwaan, MSc, PhD

Erasmus Medical Center


Dr. Guus F. Rimmelzwaan is professor at the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he works since 1994 as workgroup leader of the influenza immunology group. His main research interests are influenza virus vaccine development, immunologic defence mechanisms against influenza virus infections, virus-host interactions and influenza virus epidemiology.

Dr. Rimmelzwaan was trained as a biologist at the Free University of Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in 1990 on the thesis entitled “ Canine parvovirus infection: Novel approaches to diagnosis and immune prophylaxis” at the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, where he also worked as post-doctoral fellow on FIV vaccine development between 1990 and 1992. Between 1992 and 1994 he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the field of HIV-1 vaccine development at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD, USA.

Dr. Rimmelzwaan (co)-authored >300 articles and contributed to various books related to vaccinology. He organized courses in virology for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical microbiologists and a Practical Training Course in Influenza. He also participated as expert in various national committees on the prevention of influenza.