Profession & Career

ESCMID Panorama

ESCMID Excellence Awardee 2015

 

Marc J.M. Bonten, MD, PhD
Department Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

He earned his MD (1991) and PhD (“the role of colonization of the upper intestinal tract in the pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia, 1994) at the Maastricht University Medical School, the Netherlands. He registered as internist in 2000, as infectious disease specialist in 2002 and as clinical microbiologist in 2008, all at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since August 2008 he is head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and leading the research group of infectious Disease Epidemiology of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care, both at the UMC Utrecht, where he is professor of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases since 2002. He has been a principal investigator in many large scale epidemiologic studies and investigator-initiated randomized trials of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. His experience covers the full range of epidemiologic study designs including clinical trials, cohorts, case-control studies and mathematical modelling to study antibiotic resistance and infection prevention. Specific research interests include the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as VRE, MRSA and MDR Enterobacteriaceae, selective decontamination in intensive care unit patients, prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, and prevention and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. Marc Bonten has been (co-)applicant of a large number of national and international research grants. He is a VICI laureate (2006) from the Dutch Science Association, Principal Investigator of the CAPiTA study, coordinator of the EU-funded project R-GNOSIS and scientific coordinator of the IMI-funded consortiums COMBACTE and COMBACTE-MAGNET.