Department of Medical Microbiology, Molecular Virology Section, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Dr. Jan C. Wilschut studied Biochemistry and Immunology at the University of Utrecht and obtained is PhD. in Chemistry from the University of Groningen. Since 2013 he is Emeritus Professor in Molecular Virology at the University of Groningen.He has more than 15 year experience in research on the viral fusion process, lipid membranes and the development of new vaccines against viral infectious diseases, in particular for in the field of respiratory infections, the dengue virus and the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Dr. Wilschut was coordinator for the Dutch Influenza Vaccine Research Center, founded two biotech companies with colleagues and has been advisor to the Dutch Healthcare Council with respect to influenza vaccination.