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Head of Unit, Immunology, Institut Pasteur Cambodia, Cambodia

 Speaker, Emerging Infectious Disease Symposium, 18 Sep 2021


Dr Tineke Cantaert obtained a PhD in Clinical Immunology in 2008, from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2009, she received the Young Investigator Award from the European League against Rheumatism. In 2010, she moved to Yale University undertaking a second postdoctoral study. Here, she studied the mechanisms that establish both central and peripheral B cell tolerance in humans. After a short stay at Department of Development and Regeneration, as Associate Professor at Leuven University, Belgium, she moved to Cambodia, where she is currently head of the Immunology Unit.

Her research is focused on arboviral infection, where her studies have identified protective immune responses in individuals that can control dengue virus infection without excessive immune activation leading to immunopathogenesis. Dr Cantaert also manages the new established single cell analysis platform at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge.

In 2017, Dr Cantaert was awarded the Early Career Research Price in Vaccinology R&D from the International Union of Immunological Societies. Since 2017, she has been a HHMI/Wellcome Trust International Research Scholar.