Nynke Rots

Infectious Disease Department of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Nynke Rots is scientific advisor clinical immunology at the infectious disease department of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). She obtained her MSc degree in Medical Biology from the University Utrecht and her PhD degree at the faculty of Medical Pharmacology at the Leiden University. She started working in the field of vaccinology in 2004 at the Dutch Vaccine Institute (NVI) where she was responsible for the registration as well as post marketing vaccine trials and participated in vaccine development project teams for meningococcal B, RSV and sabin-IPV vaccines and became an expert in clinical research with a focus on vaccine trials. She has been involved in the design, execution and reporting on clinical trials from infants to pregnant women and elderly investigating the effect of different vaccines (pneumococcal, pertussis, polio, MMR vaccines) or vaccination schedules on immune responses and the review of scientific data to assess the effectiveness of the national immunization program and possibilities to optimize the program. She has an understanding of immunology parameters and assays and immunisation program evaluation. The past few years her daily work is in addition to being the project leader of several clinical vaccine trials more focused on translation of results from these trials and scientific projects into vaccination policies and communication to the general public. Currently she is involved in the coordination of several COVID-19 vaccine trials. She is (co-)author on more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.