Dr. Chantal Reusken currently works as senior scientist the Viroscience department of Erasmus MC. She worked for 9 years at the Centre for Infectious Disease Control of the RIVM, the last three years as head of the unit for rare and emerging viral diseases and laboratory response.
Her public health and research activities at the RIVM and EMC focus on viral zoonoses, in particular rodent-borne and arboviruses. Her research at Viroscience department mainly involves activities/research focusing on emerging disease preparedness and response and as such she works at the research-diagnostics interphase. Earlier she worked in the field of Virology at the LUMC, CVI, Leiden University and SUNY Stony Brook on plant viruses, HCV, poliovirus and CSFV.