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Martin Bootsma

Assistant Professor

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Martin Bootsma obtained his master in theoretical physics (cum laude) and mathematics at the Utrecht University. He obtained his PhD on the thesis mathematical studies of the dynamics of antibiotoc resistance in 2005. Afterwards he worked at the department of infectious disease epidemiology of Imperial College London for 1 year. Now he is employed at the mathematics department of Utrecht University (40%) and the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the UMCU. He is interested in mathematical and statistical methods to obtain insight in the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Research groups

Infectious disease modelling Utrecht

Research aim

Our mission is to use state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical modelling techniques to gain insight into the dynamics of infectious diseases in populations and to improve public health interventions for disease control.

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Recent publications

Mitral annular disjunction in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation patients L. M. Verheul, M. Guglielmo, S. A. Groeneveld, F. P. Kirkels, C. Scrocco, M. J. Cramer, M. Bootsma, G. F.L. Kapel, M. Alings, R. Evertz, B. A. Mulder, N. H.J. Prakken, J. C. Balt, P. G.A. Volders, A. Hirsch, S. C. Yap, P. G. Postema, R. Nijveldt, B. K. Velthuis, E. R. Behr, A. A.M. Wilde, R. J. Hassink
European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, 2024, vol. 25, p.764-770
Genome-wide association reveals host-specific genomic traits in Escherichia coli Sumeet K Tiwari, Boas C L van der Putten, Thilo M Fuchs, Trung N Vinh, Martin Bootsma, Rik Oldenkamp, Roberto La Ragione, Sebastien Matamoros, Ngo T Hoa, Christian Berens, Joy Leng, Julio Álvarez, Marta Ferrandis-Vila, Jenny M Ritchie, Angelika Fruth, Stefan Schwarz, Lucas Domínguez, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Astrid Bethe, Charlotte Huber, Vanessa Johanns, Ivonne Stamm, Lothar H Wieler, Christa Ewers, Amanda Fivian-Hughes, Herbert Schmidt, Christian Menge, Torsten Semmler, Constance Schultsz
BMC Biology, 2023, vol. 21
A Bayesian inference method to estimate transmission trees with multiple introductions; applied to SARS-CoV-2 in Dutch mink farms Bastiaan R Van der Roest, Martin C J Bootsma, Egil A J Fischer, Don Klinkenberg, Mirjam E E Kretzschmar
PLoS Computational Biology, 2023, vol. 19
Effectiviteit van verschillende toepassingen van het coronatoegangsbewijs Martin Bootsma, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Bas Kolen, Niek Mouter, Martijn de Vries
Transmission routes of antibiotic resistant bacteria Noortje G Godijk, Martin C J Bootsma, Marc J M Bonten
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2022, vol. 22, p.1-15
Routes of transmission of VIM-positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the adult intensive care unit-analysis of 9 years of surveillance at a university hospital using a mathematical model Thi Mui Pham, Andrea C. Büchler, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Juliëtte A. Severin, Martin C.J. Bootsma, Diederik Gommers, Mirjam E. Kretzschmar, Margreet C. Vos
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2022, vol. 11

External positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics