Cécile van Els is a Dutch professor working in the field of immunology and vaccinology. She aims to advance infectious disease control and One Health strategies by understanding protective immune mechanisms against a variety pathogens and by unravelling how and why effectiveness of specific immunity to pathogens may fail. Her expertise encompasses correlates of protection for HIV, measles virus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, mumps virus, mycobacteria, meningococci, pneumococci, B. pertussis and SARS-CoV-2.
Cécile van Els: “It is my ambition to fuel vaccinology innovation, by building bridges between researchers, teams, topics, disciplines and institutions and by helping (young) scientists’ careers”.
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2018 has seen many research highlights and we gave our Expert Panel the difficult challenge of picking their favorites and explaining why! Find out more about topics from improving pneumonia treatment to pre-exposure prophylaxis with their choices below.