Bas Oude Munnink (1986) is an assistant professor in the Viroscience department at the ErasmusMC and leading the pathogens genomics group. After his PhD on "the challanges of virus discovery in human fecal samples" at the AMC in Amsterdam he worked for one year as postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to obtain more bioinformatic knowledge.
Current research interests:
Currently, Bas is working on the monitoring and tracing of emerging arboviruses like Usutu Virus and West Nile Virus and other emerging viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and mpox using Nanopore sequencing. Next to that, he is working on creating an early warning system for emerging viral pathogens using a variation of different molecular assays and techniques. One example of this is using a specific capture assay to enrich immunogenic viruses using Illumina sequencing technologies. Next to that, he is exploring the use of metagenomic sequencing in clinical settings.
Field(s) of expertise
- Next Generation Sequencing
- Molecular Virology
- Virus Evolution
- Emerging viruses
Education and career
- 2005-2009 Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek, Saxion Hogescholen Enschede, The Netherlands
- 2009-2011 Master Biomedical Science (Immunology and Infectious Diseases), Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 2011-2015 PhD student, Department of Medical Microbiology, UVA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom
What current research projects are you involved in?
- NCOH Pandemic Preparedness