University Medical Center Utrecht, Ultrecht, Netherlands


Marc Bonten (born 16-10-1964) got his MD (1991) and PhD (“the role of colonization of the upper intestinal tract in the pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia, 1994) at the Maastricht University Medical School, the Netherlands. He registered as internist in 2000, as infectious disease specialist in 2002 and as clinical microbiologist in 2008, all at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since August 2008 he is head of the department Medical Microbiology and leading the research group of infectious Disease Epidemiology of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care, both at the UMC Utrecht, where he is professor of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases since 2002. He has been a principal investigator in many large scale epidemiologic studies and investigator-initiated randomized trials of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. His experience covers the full range of epidemiologic study designs including clinical trials, cohorts, case-control studies and mathematical modelling. Marc Bonten has been (co-)applicant of a large number of grants from (national) research councils, EU and pharmaceutical companies. He is a VICI laureate (2006) from the Dutch Science Association and Excellence Award winner of ESCMID (2015), coordinator of the EU-funded project R-GNOSIS and scientific coordinator of the IMI-funded consortiums COMBACTE, COMBACTE-CARE and COMBACTE-MAGNET.