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Biography Ashley Duits
Prof. dr. A.J. Duits is head of the Department of Immunology of Curacao
Biomedical & Health Research Institute
Ashley Duits obtained his master in Biochemistry and Immunology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He obtained his PhD degree at the Department of Immunology of the University Medical Center Utrecht (NL) on the topic of interleukin-6. He then trained as a medical immunologist at the Laboratory of Medical Immunology of the UMCU. Starting 1994 he was appointed
In a collaborative effort he set up several research projects focusing on relevant diseases for island and region. His work concentrates on the (fundamental) immunological and
At this moment a collaborative program is being developed fur studying the local impact on the island (blood supply) and pathogenesis of viral infections like Chikungunya and Zika.
He holds a chair as a professor of medical education at the University Medical Center Groningen (NL).