Mihai Netea MD PhD


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Mihai Netea full professor

After working as a post-doc at the University of Colorado, Mihai Netea returned to Nijmegen where he finished his clinical training as an infectious diseases specialist, and where he currently heads the division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the RadboudUMC.

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Mihai Netea full professor

Mihai Netea was born and studied medicine in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He completed his PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on studies investigating the cytokine network in sepsis. After working as a post-doc at the University of Colorado, he returned to Nijmegen where he finished his clinical training as an infectious diseases specialist, and where he currently heads the division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nijmegen University Nijmegen Medical Center. His main research interests are pattern recognition of fungal pathogens and the induction of antifungal immunity, primary immunodeficiencies in innate immune system, and the study of the memory traits of innate immunity.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2016: NWO Spinoza Prize
  • 2016: Elected member KNAW
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2016: NWO Spinoza Prize
  • 2016: Elected member KNAW
  • 2015: Elected member Academia Europaea
  • 2013: European Society for Clinical Investigation Award for"Translational Research"
  • 2011: Radboud Science Award
  • 2006: WRO Goslinsgsprijs of the Infectious Diseases Society of the Netherlands
  • 2005: ICAAC Programme Committee Award in "Immunology of Infection"
  • 2005: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award
  • 2003: SmithKline Beecham ICAAC Award
  • 2003: Postdoctoral Investigator Award, International Cytokine Society
  • 2002: Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology Aventis Award
  • 2002: International Sepsis Forum Young Investigator Award
  • 1999: Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award of the American Academy of Microbiology

Field of study

Internal Medicine


Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes.

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