- PhD Fellow
Manon Vanbellinghen first obtained a bachelor’s degree in classical music at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels before moving to Amsterdam for her medical studies. During her bachelor’s, she did research on the expectations of Dutch general practitioners on the implementation of PrEP in the Netherlands. After graduating she worked as an internal medicine resident at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital for one year. In 2022 she started her PhD as part of the AGEhIV cohort study (AIGHD, Amsterdam UMC – location AMC, GGD Amsterdam) on the prevalence and incidence of age-associated comorbidities and their risk factors in people living with HIV. In particular, she will focus on the ageing of the immune system in this patient group.