Since 2017: Member of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh because of work on Q fever and FUO
2015: “Principle Clinician” based on my work for outbreak management and Q fever"
2011: Editor’s Choice Award of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011 for the article “Cost-Effectiveness of Routine 18F-FDG PET/CT in High-Risk Patients with Gram-Positive Bacteremia”
2009/2010: Radboud Honour because of my work in the outbreak management teams for Marburg virus (2008) and New Influenza H1N1
2007: Editor’s Choice Award of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007 for the article “99mTc-labeled interleukin-8 for the scintigraphic detection of infection and inflammation: first clinical evaluation”
My research topics are imaging in infectious diseases, especially FDG-PET/CT, clinical studies in fever of unknown origin and immunological and clinical studies in Q fever. I have a special interest in severe infectious diseases such as endocarditis and vascular prosthesis infections and in infections causing major outbreaks.
Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health.