Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

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Jeffrey Bender

MD Prof. Clinical Pediatrics

Jeffrey Bender is an Infection Disease Physician, Medical Microbiologist and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA, USA. His research is centered on understanding the role of the microbiome and its host interactions. Jeffrey Bender is also interested in vaccines, hospital epidemiology and the implementation of rapid diagnostics in the pediatric healthcare setting.

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Elisabet Nielsen

Assoc. Prof. Clinical Pharmacy

Elisabet Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research focuses on translational and personalised medicine. She uses mathematical modelling to understand the dynamic interactions between bacteria, antibiotics, and patients and their implications for optimised antibiotic use. Additionally, she is interested in implementing model-based systems to support individualised antibiotic treatments.

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Holger Rohde

MD Prof. Molecular Microbiology

Holger Rohde is the deputy head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany and Professor of Molecular Microbiology. Holger Rohde is a senior physician and medical specialist in Microbiology, Virology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology. His research focuses on the role of biofilm formation in implant associated staphylococcal infections. He is an advocate of rapid diagnostics and has ample experience validating innovative technologies. Holger Rohde is also the Director of the ESCMID AMR Action Committee.