ESAR Country Representatives

Participating countries
The Council members advise the Board and approve the long term strategy of the Society. A limited number of two Council Members per country are allowed in the society.

Below you will find a list with registered Board & Council members of the European Society for translational Antiviral Research for 2017-2020.

Austria
Council member
Prof. Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl
Institute of Virology
Medical University Vienna
Kinderspitalgasse 15
A-1095 Vienna

Belgium
Board member
Prof. Linos Vandekerkchove
Ghent University Hospital and Ghent University
AIDS Reference Laboratories
De Pintelaan 185
9000 Ghent

Council member
Prof. Dr. Anne-Mieke Vandamme
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
AIDS Reference Laboratory, REGA Institute and University Hospitals
Herestraat 49, box 1040
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Council member
Dr. Nijaz Tihic
University Clinical Center Tuzla
Department of Microbiology
Trnovac bb Tuzla

Bulgaria
Council member
Ivailo Alexiev Ivanov
National HIV Confirmatory Laboratory
National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
N. Stoletov Blvd 44a
1233 Sofia

Canada
Council member
Dr. Richard Harrigan
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia
Vancouver

Croatia
Council members
Dr. Snjezana Zidovec Lepej
Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Flow Cytometry
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases "Dr. F. Mihaljevic"
Mirogojska 8
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia

Prof. Josip Begovac
Head of Croatian Reference Center for HIV/AIDS
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases
Mirogojska 8
10 000 Zagreb

Cyprus
Council members
Prof. Leondios G. Kostrikis, PhD
Head of Lab. of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology 
University of Cyprus
University Avenue 1
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
Cyprus

Denmark
Council members
Jannik Fonager MSc., PhD.
Department of Microbiological Diagnostics and Virology
Statens Serum Institut,
Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Jan Gerstoft MD                                                                          
Rigshopitalet
Dept. of Infectious Diseases
Blegdamsvej 9
Copenhagen        

Estonia
Council member
Kristi Huik
Department of Microbiology
University of Tartu
Ravila 19
Tartu 50411

Finland
Council member
Dr. Kirsi Liitsola
National Institute of Health and Welfare
HIV laboratory and department of infectious disease epidemiology
Mannerheimintie 166
FI-00271 Helsinki

Germany
Board Member
Dr. Osamah Hamouda
Robert Koch-Institut
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
DGZ-Ring 1
13086 Berlin (Weißensee)

Council members
Dr. Barbara Bartmeyer
Robert Koch-Institut
Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology
DGZ-Ring 1
13086 Berlin (Weißensee)

Dr. Rolf Kaiser
University of Cologne
Institute of Virology
Fürst-Pückler-Str. 56
50935 Cologne

Greece
Board member
Dr. Dimitrios Paraskevis
Lecturer of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
National Retrovirus Reference Center
Department of Hygiene Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
School of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
75, Mikras Asias Street
11527 Athens

Council members
Dr. Mina Psichogiou
Lecturer of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
1st Department of Medicine - Propaedeutic
Laikon Hospital School of Medicine
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
75 Mikras Asias Street
11527 Athens

Lemonia Skoura 
Associate Professor of Medical Biopathology-Microbiology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki 541 24
Greece

Hungary
Council member
Dr. Janos Minarovits
Microbiological Research Group
National Center for Epidemiology
Piheno u. 1.
H-1529 Budapest

Ireland
Council member
Dr. Suzie Coughlan
University College Dublin
Virus Reference Laboratory
Belfield
Dublin 4

Israel
Council members
Dr. Orna Mor
Ministry of Health
National HIV Reference Laboratory, Central Virology Laboratory
Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan

Dr. Itzchak Levy
Sheba Medical Center
Infectious Disease Unit
Tel-Hashomer 52621
 
Italy
Council Members
Dr. Andrea De Luca
University Division of Infectious Diseases
Siena University Hospital
Viale Mario Bracci 16
53100 Sienna

Institute of Clinical Infectious Diseases
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo A Gemelli 8
00168 Roma 

Dr. Maurizio Zazzi
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Siena

Latvia
Council member

Dr. Olegs Vasins
Infectology Centre of Latvia (LIC)
Clinical Laboratory     
Riga  

Lithuania
Council members
Dr. Algirdas Griskevicius
Chief specialist
Division of Comminicable Diseases
The state Public Health Service under the Ministry of Health
Vilnius

Dr. Vilnele Lipnickiene
Laboratory medicine physician
Microbical testing departament
National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory
Vilnius

Luxembourg
Board member
Dr. Jean-Claude Schmit
Centre de recherche Public - Santé
Retrovirology Laboratory
1AB rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen

Council Member
Dr. Carole Devaux
Associate Head of Research unit
Centre de recherche Public - Santé
Retrovirology Laboratory
Luxembourg

Montenegro
Council members
Dr. Danijela Vujosevic
Head of Department of Molecular Microbiology
Institute of Public Health Center for Medical Microbiology
Dzona Dzeksona bb
81 000 Podgorica

Snezana Dragas 
Specialist for Infectious disease and Virology Infectious Disease Clinic
Clinical Center of Montenegro 
Ljubljanska, Podgorica
Montenegro

The Netherlands
Board members
Prof. Charles Boucher, MD, PhD 
Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Department of Virology (Room EE17-26)
Dr. Molewaterplein 50
3015 GE Rotterdam

Annemarie Wensing, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht
Department of Virology (G 04.614)
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

Council member
Dr. Rob Schuurman, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht
Department of Virology (G 04.614)
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

Norway
Council member
Dr. Anne-Marte Bakken Kran
Associate professor, University of Oslo, Norway
Senior consultant, Department of Medical Microbiology
Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Head of National Reference Laboratory for HIV

Poland
Council members
Prof. Krzysztof Bielawski
University of Gdansk
Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG
Gdansk

Milosz Parczewski, MD PhD
Professor of Medicine, President of Polish Scientific AIDS Society
Department of Infectious, Tropical Diseases and Immune Deficiency
Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin
Arkonska 4, 71-455 Szczecin

Portugal
Council members
Dr. Ricardo Camacho
1. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
2. Laboratório de Biologia Molecular, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
Rua da Junqueira, 126
1349-019 Lisboa

Dr. Eugénio Teófilo
Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central
Lisboa

Romania
Council members
Dr. Simona Paraschiv
"Prof. Dr. Matei Bals" Institute for Infectious Diseases
Molecular Diagnostics
Str. Dr. C. Grozovici nr. 1
72051 Bucharest

Prof. Simona Ruta
Professor of Virology at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Scientific Director of the HIV/AIDS Laboratory, part of the Baylor International Paediatric AIDS Initiative
Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology 
72051 Bucharest
E-mail: tudoranamaria@yahoo.com

Russia
Board member
Dr. Marina Bobkova
D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of virology
General virology department
Moscow

Serbia
Council member
Dr. Maja Stanojevic
University of Belgrade School of Medicine
Institute of Microbiology and Immunology
Virology Department
Dr Subotica 1
11000 Belgrade

Slovakia
Council member
Dr. Danica Staneková
Slovak Medical University
NRC for HIV/AIDS prevention
Limbova 14
83301 Bratislava

Slovenia
Council Members
Prof. Katja Seme, MD, PhD
Specialist in Microbiology
Medical Faculty Ljubljana
Institute for Microbiology and Immunology
Medical Faculty
Zaloska 4
1000 Ljubljana

Assoc. Prof. Janez  Tomažic, MD, PhD
Specialist in infectious diseases
University of Ljubljana
Slovenian HIV/AIDS Reference Center
Vrazov trg 2
1000 Ljubljana

Spain
Board member
Federico Garcia, Pharm D., PhD.
Jefe de Servicio
Servicio de Microbiologia
Hospital San Cecilio
Av. Dr Oloriz 16, 18012
Granada

Council member
Roger Paredes MD, PhD.
Institut de Recerca de la SIDA - irsiCaixa
Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Crta. de Canyet s/n, Planta 2a
08916 Badalona, Catalonia

Eva Poveda PhD
Division of Clinical Virology
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC)
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC)
15006 A Coruña
Spain

Sweden

Council member
Joakim Esbjörnsson, PhD
Head of Systems Virology Group
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Lund University
BMC B13
221 84 Lund, Sweden

Joakim Esbjörnsson
Karolinska Institute
Department of  Microbiology, Tumor- and Cell biologi (MTC)
171 76 Stockholm
Sweden


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Prof. Jan Albert, MD, PhD
Dept of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC),
Karolinska Institutet and Klinisk Mikrobiologi L2:02,
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Solna
171 76 Stockholm
Sweden

Prof. Anders Sönnerborg, MD, PhD
Dept of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Virology
Karolinska University Hospital
SE-141 86 Stockholm

Switzerland
Board member
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klimkait
University of Basel
Department of Biomedicine
Petersplatz 10
CH-4003 Basel

Turkey
Council member
Dr. Kezban Tulay Yalcinkaya
Turkish National Institute of Public Health
Virolology Laboratory
Ankara

Dr. Ahmet Cagkan Inkaya 
Hacettepe University
School of Medicine Department of Infectious Diseases
Sıhhıye, 06100
Ankara

United Kingdom
Council members
Prof. Anna Maria Geretti
University of Liverpool
Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology
Institute of Infection and Global Health
8 West Derby Street
Liverpool L69 7BE