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Principal Investigator

E. (Eric) van Gorp

university medical specialist

  • Department
  • Viroscience
  • Focus area
  • Clinical aspects of exotic viruses



Prof. van Gorp is currently working at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands, appointed as Professor in Medicine, at the department of Viroscience and the department of Infectious diseases.

Current research

One of the initiatives is the EU supported international education and prevention project Viruskenner for scholars in countries on four continents. The research line, with several PhD's, he is supervising is focussing on exotic viral infections, among which the mosquito and rodent borne hemorrhagic fevers, HIV and Fever studies, with an extensive (inter)national network in the Netherlands, the Caribbean, Suriname, China and Indonesia. He is supervisor of the vaccination outpatient clinic and the clinical trial unit from the Viroscience department.

Field(s) of expertise

Clinical aspects of exotic viruses

Education and career

Prof. dr. Eric C.M. van Gorp studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam. In 2001 he finished his thesis entitled: "Studies on the pathophysiology of dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome", granted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).


Selection of publications

Other positions

He is visiting professor at the University of Airlanga in Surabaya, Indonesia. He is involved in the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI). His field of interest is the social and scientific impact of infectious diseases; epidemiology, clinical management and pathophysiology. He is founder of the Cirion foundation [www.cirion.net], initiating and facilitating initiatives and projects to promote prevention of infectious diseases.

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