Profile of Dr Alex Van Belkum
Alex van BELKUM graduated as a biologist at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. In 1988 he passed PhD examination in Biochemistry at the same University. In 1996 he succeeded in a second PhD examination, Molecular Microbiology, at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. From 1994 until 2010 he was staff member at the Erasmus university Medical Center Rotterdam EMCR, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Between 2002 and 2010 he was Head of the Unit Research and Development of the Department. From 2003 onwards he is (honorary) Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Erasmus MC. From 2010 to date he worked for bioMérieux in various R&D functions (La Balme les Grottes, France). Overall, Alex van Belkum (co)authored close to 600 PubMed-included manuscripts, over a hundred chapters in books and a variety of editorials, prefaces, letters etc which have been cited close to 50.000 times. The H-factor for Alex van Belkum is currently about 100.