Nina M van Sorge 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017

Nina M van Sorge

Nina van Sorge is associate professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Medical Microbiology, The Netherlands. She obtained her PhD on the role of autoantibodies in post-infectious immune-mediated neuropathies at Utrecht University (UU) in 2005. After a short-term overseas fellowship in Sydney, Australia, and a mini-postdoc studying bacteria-human lectin interactions at the Veterinary Faculty at the UU, she spend nearly five years at the University of California San Diego (UCSD; with Prof. Victor Nizet) to gain experience with Gram-positive pathogens, specifically hemolytic streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus, molecular biology techniques, and diverse microbiological in vitro and in vivo assays. In 2011, she returned to the Netherlands on a Marie-Curie International Incoming Fellowship from EU FP7 program. In 2013, she received prestigious VIDI and ASPASIA grants that enabled her to start an independent research group focusing on bacterial glycobiology in infectious diseases. Her broad training in immunology and microbiology allows her to effectively bridge the fields of host defenses and infectious diseases. Nina is scientific committee member of the Royal Netherlands Society for Microbiology (KNVM), chair of the General and Molecular Microbiology KNVM-section and co-chair of several international conferences including a FASEB Microbial Glycobiology (2016) and GRC Streptococcal Biology (2018).

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