Marion Koopmans

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.P.G.
Main position Hoogleraar EUR
Disciplines Microbiology
  Infections, parasitology, virology
Chair Virologie
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Erasmus MC
Afdeling Viroscience
Dr. Molewaterplein 50
3015 GE Rotterdam
tel.  010 704 4066
Personal website

Marion Koopmans has made a major contribution to the fight against outbreaks of such diseases as Ebola, Zika and Corona viruses. She is a world leader in research on the spread of viruses and sees that the results of her research are applied in the field. She uses information on the genetic variability between viruses to map infection pathways. She is the initiator of the worldwide NoroNet network for research into noroviruses, which are notorious causal agents of gastric flu. As an adviser for the Health Council of the Netherlands and the World Health Organisation, she plays an important role in the fight against infectious diseases. In 2018, she received the NWO Stevin Prize (2.5 million euros), one of the most prestigious distinctions in Dutch science.