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Lieke Sanders

Full Professor

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Biography

Dr. Prof. Elisabeth AM Sanders (F), born in 1959 is paediatrician and Professor in Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University Medical Center Utrecht in combination with a position as Chief Science Officer (Immunology, Infectiology and Vaccinology) at the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). She has a H-index of 38 and wrote over 250 peer reviewed manuscripts in international journals . She was head of the clinical department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases of the University Children’s Hospital Utrecht between 2004-2009. Between 2009 -2014 she was director Research and Education of the University Hospital for Children in Utrecht. She has a long standing interest in the clinical effectiveness of vaccines, prevention of respiratory infections and development of microbiome and immunity in children. At present, her research focus is  optimizing current national vaccination programmes for children and elderly, epidemiology and prevention of respiratory tract infections and respiratory microbiome profile development in health and disease.

Since 2010, she is a member of the Health Council for the Ministry of Health. She has participated in many scientific advisory boards for the national Health Council.

Recent publications

Impact of age on pneumococcal colonization of the nasopharynx and oral cavity: an ecological perspective Willem R Miellet, Rob Mariman, Janieke van Veldhuizen, Paul Badoux, Alienke J Wijmenga-Monsuur, David Litt, Thijs Bosch, Elizabeth Miller, Norman K Fry, Marianne A van Houten, Nynke Y Rots, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Krzysztof Trzciński
ISME communications, 2024, vol. 4
COVID-19 Stroke Apical Lung Examination Study 2 T Ratneswaren, N Chan, J Aeron-Thomas, S Sait, O Adesalu, M Alhawamdeh, M Benger, J Garnham, L Dixon, F Tona, C McNamara, E Taylor, K Lobotesis, E Lim, O Goldberg, N Asmar, O Evbuomwan, S Banerjee, L Holm-Mercer, J Senor, Y Tsitsiou, P Tantrige, A Taha, K Ballal, A Mattar, A Daadipour, K Elfergani, R Barker, R Chakravartty, A G Murchison, B J Kemp, R Simister, I Davagnanam, O Y Wong, D Werring, A Banaras, M Anjari, J K C Mak, A M Falzon, J C L Rodrigues, C A S Thompson, I R Haines, T A Burnett, R E Y Zaher, V L Reay, M Banerjee, C S L Sew Hee, A P Oo, E Sanders, N Singh,
NeuroImage. Clinical, 2024, vol. 42
Nasopharyngeal microbiota in children is associated with severe asthma exacerbations Gina J. van Beveren, Wouter A.A. de Steenhuijsen Piters, Shelley A. Boeschoten, Sam Louman, Mei Ling Chu, Kayleigh Arp, Pieter L. Fraaij, Matthijs de Hoog, Corinne Buysse, Marlies A. van Houten, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Peter J.F.M. Merkus, Annemie L. Boehmer, Debby Bogaert
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2024, vol. 153, p.1574-1585.e14
Effect of Palivizumab Prophylaxis on Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Very Preterm Infants in the First Year of Life in The Netherlands Rutger M. Schepp, Joanna Kaczorowska, Pieter G.M. van Gageldonk, Elsbeth D.M. Rouers, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Patricia C.J. Bruijning-Verhagen, Guy A.M. Berbers
Vaccines, 2023, vol. 11
Reactogenicity and safety of second trimester maternal tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination in the Netherlands Maarten M. Immink, Jeanet M. Kemmeren, Lisa Broeders, Mireille N. Bekker, Hester E. de Melker, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Nicoline A.T. van der Maas
Vaccine, 2023, vol. 41, p.1074-1080
Mother-to-infant microbiota transmission and infant microbiota development across multiple body sites Debby Bogaert, Gina J. van Beveren, Emma M. de Koff, Paula Lusarreta Parga, Carlos E. Balcazar Lopez, Lilian Koppensteiner, Melanie Clerc, Raiza Hasrat, Kayleigh Arp, Mei Ling J.N. Chu, Pieter C.M. de Groot, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Marlies A. van Houten, Wouter A.A. de Steenhuijsen Piters
Cell Host and Microbe, 2023, vol. 31, p.447-460.e6

Fellowships & Awards

2018: Jonxis Award for science in translation

2006: Deelname beoordelingscommissie voor de Prijs voor de Jonge Onderzoeken 2006 (NVK).

2004: Jaarprijs gewonnen met de publicatie van het onderzoek naar de klinische effectiviteit van pneumococcenvaccinatie bij kinderen met recidiverende acute otitis media.

2004: effect of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine followed by polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine on recurrent acute otitis media: a randomised study