Infectious diseases and global health About theme
The mission of the theme Infectious diseases and global health is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of patients with infections using fundamental, translational, epidemiological, and health systems‐based investigative approaches.read more
Infectious diseases and global health About themeThe mission of the theme Infectious diseases and global health is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of patients with infections using fundamental, translational, epidemiological, and health systems‐based investigative approaches. The theme aims to remain at the forefront of international research and research training.
- We aim to assess the pathophysiology of severe infections to identify novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
- We aim to explore antibiotic resistance mechanisms to devise novel approaches to antibiotic therapy.
- Through public health approaches, we will investigate quality of care for patients with infectious diseases.
- We aim to explore malaria biology and contribute to the identification of novel drugs and vaccines, as well to optimize malaria elimination interventions at the community level.
- We will improve understanding of the interaction between arboviruses, human hosts and the mosquito vectors.
- We aim to identify genetic and other risk factors for mycobacterial infections and to optimize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.
- We will optimize infection prevention and control programs in low-resource settings, including HIV programs.
Lines of research
News and agenda
- Development of a novel diagnostic assay for the detection of Lyme disease
- Trained immunity: activating innate immune system
- Reimbursement decisions in the Netherlands – a citizen panel
- Clinical development of Plasmodium falciparum malaria vaccines
- Reducing mortality by tuberculous meningitis
- Infectious diseases and global health in educational programs
- Center of expertise in mycology
- Reducing drug resistant infections
- Pharmacokinetic studies in children