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Education and career
I undertook research for 8 years at the University of Leeds, UK where I also finished my PhD. I have worked on a wide range of projects including bacterial and viral topics. The last 6 years of my research focused on hepatitis C virus, trying to understand essential cellular interactions and testing potential drug targets. In 2015 I participated in the Ebola response through Pubic Health England, working in Sierra Leone as a laboratory technician and manager for three months. In 2018 I've finished a two year ECDC founded fellowship (EUPHEM) in the Netherlands to become a public health microbiologist and to learn epidemiological tools to monitor and detect infectious diseases and tackle outbreaks. Since 2018 I’m working at the Erasmus MC in the arbo- and emerging virus reference laboratory responsible for laboratory preparedness and assay development.