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Tom Ottenhoff

Training and Degrees

1982      MD degree, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

1986      PhD (cum laude), Leiden University “HLA class II immune response genes in leprosy”

2001     Professor at LUMC and Leiden University (Dept. Infectious Diseases)


Some academic Honors and Indicators of Esteem

1989-1993      CC Huygens Fellowship Award (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)

2003-2013      Member of the “Gezondheidsraad” (Netherlands Government Council of Health), Section Infection and Immunity.

2008      Co-founding Member Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (see

2010      Eurolife Distinguished Faculty Speaker Medal, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Several personal awards (CJ Kok award, Eijkman Medal, Swierenga Medal, American Acad. Microbiology distinction).

Regular presentations as invited speaker on international, national congresses and public meetings.

Member of many large projects’ Steering Committees

Participation in advisory boards (monitoring- and evaluation committees)

Formal member of Senior Management Team TBVI since 2015