Prof. Monique Nijhuis MSc., PhD, Virological Scientist

Monique Nijhuis studied Biology and obtained her PhD in 1999 at the University of Utrecht on the investigation of the impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HIV fitness. Following postdoctoral research training she initiated, together with Dr Annemarie Wensing a research line at the interface between fundamental and clinical research and became an honourable Professor of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and an associate Professor of Virology at the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. The two research themes are Resistance and Reservoirs and they investigate strategies to improve the efficacy of ART and to clear HIV infection. Monique Nijhuis was granted by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) with the VIDI and ASPASIA award. She is part of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Aids Fonds. She is a member of the IAS HIV Cure International Scientific Working Group. She is associated editor of Retrovirology and published over 100 book chapters and original papers in peer reviewed journals.
Monique Nijhuis is involved with several research projects in the Ndlovu Research Department since 2011 and is dedicated to perform the scientific training of local employees and liaison between local laboratories.