Rogier Sanders, professor of Virology, specialising in Experimental Vaccinology
Dr R.W. Sanders (b. 1975) has been appointed professor of Virology, specialising in Experimental Vaccinology, at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).
Rogier Sanders' research centres on HIV and the development of vaccines for infectious diseases. Working with fellow researchers at the AMC-UvA and New York's Cornell University, he successfully created an artificial variant of the protein responsible for HIV antibodies.
As a lecturer, Sanders will concentrate on the field of experimental vaccines for viruses such as HIV, hepatitis C and influenza. He will be teaching mainly at the AMC Graduate School and Amsterdam University College (AUC).
As a virologist, Sanders holds posts at both the AMC-UvA and Cornell's Weill Medical College. He is also the principal investigator for research into vaccine design at the AMC-UvA. Sanders is the recipient of a Starting Investigator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and numerous other research grants and fellowship awards.