Medical Molecular MicrobiologistVirologyUMCUUtrechtNetherlandsR.Schuurmanemail@example.com
Rob Schuurman (Dec, 27, 1962) received his Degree in Biology and Chemistry at the Free University Amsterdam in 1987. His PhD thesis, Characterization and Detection of Bovine Polyomavirus, was completed in 1992 at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 1995 he moved to the University Medical Center Utrecht to become a senior staff member at the department of Virology. From 1992 onwards his research focussed on HIV Drug Resistance and clinical application of molecular methods for HIV-1 treatment monitoring including drug resistance testing applications for resource limited settings. Rob Schuurman has conducted various international research collaborations, either as a participant or as a coordinator. At UMCU he is running the academic molecular virology laboratory with a focus on clinical application of the laboratory results, inter-laboratory quality and standardization, automation and innovation. He received the young investigator award of the European Society of Virology, is a registered Medical Molecular Microbiologist and a member of the WHO HIVResNet Laboratory Working group, and a member of the Scientific Council Member of Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD). He is a (co-)author on more than 150 publications in Virology.
Session C.02: Clinical Practice, Problems & Solutions