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“Prophylactic use of oral metronidazole or vaginal probiotics to prevent bacterial vaginosis recurrence.”

Prof Janneke van der Wijgert

UMC (Universitair Medisch Centrum), Utrech, The Netherlands

[Host A/Prof Jo-Ann Passmore]

Prof Janneke van de Wijgert received a MSc in Biomedical Sciences from Utrecht University (1990), a Master in Public Health (1993) and PhD (1997) in Epidemiology from the University of California in Berkeley, and a MD degree from Utrecht University (2016; SUMMA program). She worked as the Director of the UZ-UCSF Women’s Health Program in Harare, Zimbabwe), as Program Associate at the Population Council in New York (1999-2002), and as Assistant/Associate Professor at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam Institute for Health and Development, in Amsterdam (2003-2012). Between 1995 and 2004, she co-founded three clinical research centre’s in Africa. She was appointed Full Professor in the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool in 2012, followed by a second academic appointment at the Julius Centre of the University Medical Centre Utrecht in 2017. She currently still divides her time between Utrecht and Liverpool. Janneke van de Wijgert’s research has focused on HIV, and in particular the role of the cervicovaginal micro-environment in HIV transmission and clinical trials of vaginal microbicides for HIV prevention. She incorporates ‘-omics’ and other complex biological data into clinical epidemiological models to study associations with clinical outcomes, as well as the effect of interventions

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 -
13:30 to 14:30