Menno de Jong, MD, PhD
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 and Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He 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. Menno’s research activities focuses on translational and clinical research on influenza and othere (re-)emerging infectious diseases. He has published over 150 scientifc papers on a wide range of topics related to microbiology and infectious diseases.