Menno de Jong
- Research Fellow
Dr. Menno de Jong has specialized in clinical microbiology at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) since completing his PhD research on HIV treatment at the University of Amsterdam in 1996 and has since had a broad and inclusive interest in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Inspired by his previous work on avian influenza in Southeast Asia, his research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis and improving the treatment of influenza and emerging respiratory viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2. In line with this, his research activities include observational and interventional clinical studies in an international context, complemented by patient-oriented translational research embedded in these studies.
Since 2018, he has chaired both departments at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (AMC) and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (UMC) and has now been the chair of the merged Amsterdam UMC Department of Medical Microbiology & Infection Prevention since 2020. Between the years 2000 and 2003, Menno worked as a consultant microbiologist at Leiden University Medical Center and the AMC. After this, he moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he set up and headed the Virology laboratories at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Hospital for Tropical Diseases.