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Kirsten Adriani

Kirsten Adriani was born on July 2, 1979 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1998 she started her medical education at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she was student-member of the KNMG district Amsterdam. Her first scientific research was done at the Department of Neurology of the Academic Medical Centre under supervision of dr. J. de Gans and Prof.dr. D. van de Beek on recurrent bacterial meningitis. After her graduation she started her Neurology training at the Academic Medical Centre in 2007 (Prof. dr. J. Stam, Prof. dr. M. Vermeulen, Dr. J.H.T.M. Koelman, Prof.dr. Y.B.W.E.M. Roos, Prof. dr. I.N. van Schaik). One year of the residency was spent in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (Prof.dr. P. Portegies). From 2007 on she combined her Neurology training with a PhD project on risk factors for bacterial meningitis at the Department of Neurology of the Academic Medical Centre (Prof. dr. D. van de Beek, Dr. M.C. Brouwer), resulting in the thesis “Risk factors for community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults”. In July 2014 she finished her Neurology training and worked from July 2014 - October 2015 as neurologist in Tergooiziekenhuizen (Blaricum/Hilversum). In October 2015 she started working as neurologist in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam. She does research on viral encephalitis and neurological complications of HIV at the Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam (Prof.dr. E.C.M. van Gorp).