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Herman Egberink

Herman Egberink

Herman Egberink studied veterinary medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands were he graduated in 1983.

In the same year he joined the Department of Virology, at this same faculty.

The first period as research assistant and lecturer, from 1990 onwards as assistant professor and from 1997 as associate professor. 

His research activities focus on companion animal viruses, more specifically feline viruses. In 1991 he finished his PhD entitled: "FIV infection: an animal model for AIDS"

His current research interest is in the field of pathogenesis, development of diagnostics, vaccine development and antiviral therapy especially for feline coronaviruses and FIV.

He is a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association  registered specialist in Veterinary Microbiology (Virology).

He is member of the editorial board of Veterinary Microbiology, the committee on preventive health care in companion animals of the Dutch association of Veterinary Medicine and member of the Dutch committee on the registration of veterinary medicinal products 

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  • Egberink, H.F., De Clercq, E., van Vliet, A., Balzarini, J., Bridger, G.J., Henson, G., Horzinek, M.C., and Schols, D. Bicyclams, selective antagonists of the human chemokine receptor CXCR4, potently inhibit feline immunodeficiency virus replication. J. Virol. 73 (1999) 6346-6352
  • de Groot-Mijnes, J.D., van der Most, R.G., van Dun, J., te Lintelo, E.G., Schuurman, N.M., Egberink, H.F., and de Groot, R.J. Three-color flow cytometry detection of virus-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in the cat. 2004. J. Immunol. Methods 285(1): 41-54.
  • Simons, F.A., Vennema, H., Rofina, J.E., Pol, J.M., Horzinek, M.C., Rottier, P.J.M. and Egberink, H.F. 2005 A mRNA PCR for the diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis. J. Virol. Methods 124 (1-2): 111-16.
  • Hartmann, K., Griessmayr, P., Schulz, B., Greene, C.E., Vidyashankar, A.N., Jarrett, O. & Egberink, H.F. 2007. Quality of different in-clinic test systems for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukaemia virus infection. J Feline Med Surg. 9 (6):439-45
  • Meer, F.J. van der, Haan, C.A. de, Schuurman, N.M., Haijema, B.J., Verheije, M.H., Bosch, B.J., Balzarini, J. & Egberink, H.F. 2007. The carbohydrate-binding plant lectins and the non-peptidic antibiotic pradimicin A target the glycans of the coronavirus envelope glycoproteins. J Antimicrob Chemother. 60(4):741-9.
  • Meer, F.J. van der, Schuurman, N.M. & Egberink, H.F. 2007. Feline immunodeficiency virus infection is enhanced by feline bone marrow-derived dendritic cells. J. Gen. Virol. 88: 251-8.
  • Egberink, H.F., Addie, D., Belák, S., Boucraut-Baralon, C., Frymus, T., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Hartmann, K., Hosie, M.J., Lloret, A., Lutz, H., Marsilio, F., Pennisi, M.G., Radford, A.D., Thiry, E., Truyen, U. and Horzinek, M.C. 2009. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats. ABCD guidelines on prevention and management. J Feline Med Surg. 11(7):610-614.
  • Chang, H.W., Groot, R.J. de, Egberink, H.F., and Rottier, P.J.M. 2010. Feline infectious peritonitis; insights into feline coronavirus pathobiogenesis and epidemiology based on genetic analysis of the viral 3c gene. J. Gen. Virol. 91:415-420
  • Vogel, L., Lubben, M. van der, Lintelo, E.G. te, Bekker, C.P.J., Geerts, T., Schuijff, L.S., Grinwis, G.C.M., Egberink, H.F., and Rottier, P.J.M. 2010. Pathogenic characteristics of persistent feline enteric coronavirus infection in cats. Vet. Res.
  • Chang, H-W., Egberink, H.F. and Rottier, P.J.M. 2011. Sequence analysis of feline coronaviruses and the circulating virulent/avirulent theory. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 17, 744-746