Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls#

Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls
Email:vandenbrouckegrauls 'at'
Membership Number:4525
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1995 – present Professor of Medical Microbiology, Vrije Universiteit, Medical School, and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VU University medical centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2002 – 2007 Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Amsterdam, Medical School, and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (position held at the same time as same position at VU University medical centre)
  • November 2003 – May 2004 Visiting scientist, MRC Immunochemistry Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University, Oxford (Head: Ken Reid)
  • 1984 - 1995 Staff member, Department of Medical Microbiology (head: prof. Dr. J. Verhoef), Utrecht University Hospital
  • 1980 - 1983 Resident in Medical Microbiology, Department of Medical Microbiology (head: prof. Dr. J. Verhoef), Utrecht University Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1978 - 1979 Research fellow at the Center for Blood Research, Boston, USA.
  • 1977 - 1978 Resident in Internal Medicine, University Hospital Sint Rafaël, Leuven, Belgium

Fields of Scholarship
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Healthcare-associated infections, with emphasis on their clinical epidemiology
  • Molecular tools for bacterial epidemiology
  • Antibiotic resistance, including epidemiology, phenotypic and genotypic detection
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • Molecular pathogenesis of mycobacterial infections

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 ESCMID Fellow for professional excellence and outstanding service to the profession and the society (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
  • 2011 Gold Donders Medal for exceptional achievements as chairman of the Society of the "Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde"
  • 2009 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.
  • 2008 APUA (Alliance for the Prudent use of Antibiotics) Leadership Award for exemplary leadership in controlling hospital infections and antibiotic resistance

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