Prof. dr. Eric C.M. van Gorp studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam. In 1990 he graduated as a medical doctor, after which he started to work as a resident in the department of Internal Medicine of the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) Amsterdam. In 1997 he graduated as specialist in Internal Medicine and continued his training as infectious disease specialist. In 1998 he graduated as infectious disease specialist. In 2001 he finished his thesis entitled: “Studies on the pathophysiology of dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome”, granted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is currently working at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at the department of Internal Medicine and infectious diseases and at the department of Viroscience. He is visiting professor at the University of Airlanga in Surabaya, Indonesia. He is involved in the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI\www.bmg.eur.nl/english/globalhealth). His field of interest is the social and scientific impact of infectious diseases; epidemiology, clinical management and pathophysiology. The research line, with several PhD’s, he is supervising is focussing on exotic viral infections, among which the hemorrhagic fevers, HIV and Fever studies, with an extensive (inter) national network in the Netherlands, the Caribbean, Surinam, China and Indonesia. He is supervisor of the vaccination outpatient clinic and the clinical trial unit from the Viroscience department.