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Research groups

Else Bijker

Postdoctoral researcher

Else is a paediatrician and postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group, working on the Novel and Optimized Diagnostics in Pediatric Tuberculosis (NOD) and The Feasibility of Novel Diagnostics for TB in Endemic Countries Consortium (FEND) studies. She is also co-investigator for the Resilient Responses to Protect Lung Health in Nunavik project. 

She studied medicine at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, where she graduated in 2009. She completed her PhD cum laude in 2015 at the department of Medical Microbiology of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (thesis: “Constructing protection and immune responses against malaria. Studies on whole sporozoite immunization approaches”). She is currently working as a fellow in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Maastricht UMC+.