Janneke van de Wijgert was appointed Full Professor in the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool in 2012 and in the Julius Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2017. She currently still divides her time between Utrecht and Liverpool. She has supervised/is supervising multiple PhD, Master’s and Bachelor students, and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.
Janneke van de Wijgert’s early research career was focused on HIV. She is now expanding her knowledge of the human microbiota and mucosal immunology to other health problems. Her current focus is the role of the human microbiota and immunology in reproductive and neonatal health more broadly, and in chronic inflammatory conditions. She incorporates ‘-omics’ and other complex biological data into clinical epidemiological models to study associations with clinical outcomes, as well as the effect of interventions.