Professor for Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Dr. Rossen has a 30-year history in molecular virology and microbiology and is Professor for Medical Microbiology, in particular Personalised Microbiology, at the University of Groningen. His group “Personalised Microbiology” has implemented NGS into clinical microbiology and infection prevention and is now focusing on implementing metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. These methods are applied to patient-, animal-, food-and water-samples. Apart from characterising micro-organisms (including viruses) the interaction between them as well as with their host is studied. He is secretary of the ESCMID study group for genomic and molecular diagnostics (ESGMD) and board member of the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology.