LUMC Infection symposium

January 12, 2023 from 13:30 to 17:30
Buruma auditorium, building 3, LUMC

“Covid-19: connecting science and lessons for future pandemics”


13.30-13.35: Opening remarks by theme leaders

The virus chair: Hermelijn Smits

  • 13.35-14.00: Sars-CoV2 - Major breakthroughs and future expectations
  • Jaap van Dissel (Centrum Infectieziektebestrijding, RIVM)

The Disease chair: Hermelijn Smits

  • 14.00-14.15: BEAT-Covid: LUMC ultimate collaborative effort
  • Anna Roukens & Sesmu Arbous (dept. Infectious Diseases & Intensive Care)

14.15-14.40: Short pitches with fresh results from BEAT-Covid samples/data

  • Complement Leendert Trouw (dept. Immunology)
  • Cytokines Simone Joosten (dept. Infectious Diseases)
  • T-cells Cilia Pothast (dept. Hematology)
  •  Metabolites Thomas Hankemeier (LACDR)
  • Coagulation Jeroen Eikenboom (dept. of Internal Medicine)

14.40-14.55: Questions and discussion

14.55-15.15: Tea break

Interventions chair: Eric Snijder

15.15 -15.45: Immune-modulation in infectious diseases- which choices to make infuture pandemics? Lennie Derde (UMCU)

15.45-16.15: Application of mRNA vaccines in infectious diseases - tbc

16.15-16.45: SARS-CoV-2: from structural insights to development of new antiviral

therapies - Imre Berger (Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology and BrisSynBio,

Bristol, UK)

Future perspectives chair: Meta Roestenberg

16.45-17.15: CEPI view on pandemic preparedness – tbc

17.15-17.45: Round the table discussion – Preparing for emerging pathogens

17.45-19.00: Drinks (foyer building 3)

Further information: Laurien Bakker (

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