dr. (Kim) KB Westgeest

dr. (Kim) KB Westgeest
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus University College (EUC)
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
westgeest@euc.eur.nl

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Dr. Kim Westgeest has a medical biotechnology background, with an interest in evolution and molecular virology.

Kim Westgeest obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science in 2006 at Hogeschool Larenstein, Velp. Hereafter, Kim worked as a research technician at the department of Microbiology – Genomics at TNO, Zeist. In 2007, she started the Master of Science programme Medical Biotechnology at Wageningen University. She carried out her MSc research internship at the department of Viroscience of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam where she, after obtaining her master’s degree in 2009, had the opportunity to continue as a PhD student. Her PhD research focussed on the evolution of human influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating between 1968 and…

Dr. Kim Westgeest has a medical biotechnology background, with an interest in evolution and molecular virology.

Kim Westgeest obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science in 2006 at Hogeschool Larenstein, Velp. Hereafter, Kim worked as a research technician at the department of Microbiology – Genomics at TNO, Zeist. In 2007, she started the Master of Science programme Medical Biotechnology at Wageningen University. She carried out her MSc research internship at the department of Viroscience of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam where she, after obtaining her master’s degree in 2009, had the opportunity to continue as a PhD student. Her PhD research focussed on the evolution of human influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating between 1968 and 2011, with special emphasis on neuraminidase. From august 2015, she worked as a teacher at Hogeschool Leiden for the bioinformatics educational programme.

Kim started at EUC in January 2019 as a tutor for the Department Life Sciences. Next to her teaching position, Kim enjoys scuba diving and cooking.

      • C.E. van de Sandt, Y. Dou, S.E. van Trierum, K.B. Westgeest, M.R. Pronk, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, R.A.M. Fouchier, G.F. Rimmelzwaan & M.L.B. Hillaire (2015). Influenza B virus-specific CD8+ T-lymphocytes strongly cross-react with viruses of the opposing influenza B lineage. Journal of General Virology.
      • K.B. Westgeest, T.M. Bestebroer, M.I. Spronken, J. Gao, L. Couzens, A.D. Osterhaus, M. Eichelberger, R.A. Fouchier & M. de Graaf (2015). Optimization of an enzyme-linked lectin assay suitable for rapid antigenic characterization of the neuraminidase of human influenza A(H3N2) viruses. Journal of Virological Methods, 1 (217), 55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2015.02.014
      • N. Lewis, J.H. Verhagen, Z. Javakhishvili, C.A. Russell, P. Lexmond, K.B. Westgeest, T.M. Bestebroer, R. Halpin, X. Lin, A. Ransier, N. Fedorova, T. Stockwel, N. Latorre-Margalef, B. Olsen, G. Smith, J. Bahl, D. Wentworth, J. Waldenstrom, R.A.M. Fouchier & M. de Graaf (2015). Influenza A virus evolution and spatio-temporal dynamics in Eurasian wild birds: a phylogenetic and phylogeographical study of whole-genome sequence data. Journal of General Virology.
      • K.B. Westgeest (2014). An optimized enzyme-linked lectin assay to measure influenza A virus neuraminidase inhibition antibody titers in human sera. Journal of Virological Methods.
      • K.B. Westgeest, C.A. Russell, X. Lin, M.I.J. Spronken, T.M. Bestebroer, J. Bahl, R. van Beek, E. Skepner, R. Halpin, J.C. de Jong, G.F. Rimmelzwaan, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, D.J. Smith, D. Wentworth, R.A.M. Fouchier & M. de Graaf (2014). Genomewide analysis of reassortment and evolution of human influenza A(H3N2) viruses circulating between 1968 and 2011. Journal of Virology.
      • K.B. Westgeest (2012). Genetic evolution of the neuraminidase of influenza A (H3N2) viruses from 1968 to 2009 and its correspondence to haemagglutinin evolution. Journal of General Virology.
      • M. Sandbulte, K.B. Westgeest, J. Gao, X. Xu, A. Klimov, C.A. Russell, D. Burke, D.J. Smith, R.A.M. Fouchier & M. Eichelberger (2011). Discordant antigenic drift of neuraminidase and hemagglutinin in H1N1 and H3N2 influenza viruses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Ame.
      • K.B. Westgeest. Genetic and Antigenic Evolution of Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Neuraminidase. EUR Prom./coprom.: M de Graaf & Prof. Dr. R.A.M. Fouchier.
  • University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Erasmus University College (EUC)
    Country
    The Netherlands

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam