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Meliodosis is a sever infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. It is an important cause of sepsis in Northern Australia and Southeast Asia. Infection occurs through percutaneous inoculation via skin wounds, inhalation of aerosols or ingestion via drinking water. The aim of Tassili Weehuizen’s research is to increase our insight into the interaction between B. pseudomallei and the innate immune system, thereby unraveling the pathogenesis of this fatal disease.

Event details of Host-pathogen interactions during melioidosis
Date 10 June 2016
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

T.A.F. Weehuizen: Host-Pathogen Interactions During Melioidosis. When the Bug Meets its Host.

Supervisor

Prof. T. van der Poll

Co-supervisor

Dr W.J. Wiersinga

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.