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Mihai G. Netea

Company / Organization
Radboud University Nijmegen

Title / Position
Professor of Experimental Medicine

Short description
Mihai Netea was born and studied medicine in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He completed his PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on studies investigating the cytokine network in sepsis. After working as a post-doc at the University of Colorado, he returned to Nijmegen where he finished his clinical training as an infectious diseases specialist, and where he currently heads the division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nijmegen University Nijmegen Medical Center. He is mainly interested in understanding the factors influencing variability of human immune responses, the biology of sepsis and immunoparalysis, and the study of the memory traits of innate immunity.

His group coordinates the Human Functional Genomics Project, which during the last couple of years has described the genetic, epigenetic and microbiome factors that influence human physiological responses to infection.

Topic of speech
Using systems biology approaches to understand human immune responses.