The ISF takes its direction from a Council chaired by Dr Thierry Calandra. This prestigious group of international experts in sepsis meet regularly to identify educational needs and develop synergistic programs and activities.
Dr. Thierry Calandra – ISF Chair
Thierry Calandra is Professor of medicine and Head of the Infectious Diseases Service at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his MD degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and his PhD degree from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine.
Thierry is a member of Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and an honorary life member of the Australasian Society for infectious Diseases. He is serving or has served on the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, on Program Committees for annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) of the American Society for Microbiology. He is a Past-president or a Past-chair of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases, the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) and the Fungal Infection Network of Switzerland. He also is a former member of the Steering Committee of the Mycoses Study Group (MSG) and a member of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum since 1999.
In 2017, Thierry received the prestigious Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), an award that recognizes and rewards an outstanding lifetime contribution in the areas of science, education or professional affairs in clinical microbiology and/or infectious diseases. He also is recipient of the Cloëtta Prize awarded by the Max Cloëtta Foundation for distinguished achievements in medical research. Other honors and awards include research awards from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Leenaards Foundation, the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases and the Jürg Tschopp Prize for Life Sciences of the University of Lausanne.
Thierry’s research interests focuses on innate immunity, sepsis, bacterial and fungal infections in critically ill patients and in immunocompromised hosts. Thierry has published close to 300 monographs, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, which appeared in prestigious biomedical journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Immunology, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Experimental Medicine and Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Thierry is a member of many national and international societies, including the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society for Microbiology, the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society, the International Immunocompromised Host and the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium.
Dr. Adrienne G. Randolph – ISF Chair Elect and Treasurer
Dr. Randolph is Professor of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, USA . She has been an attending physician in the Medical-Surgical pediatric ICU there for over 20 years. Dr. Randolph is the founder and first Chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator’s (PALISI) Network, a clinical research consortium of over 80 pediatric ICUs in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Randolph has been a Council member of the International Sepsis Forum since 2011. She is also active in many other professional societies including the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Thoracic Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Critical Care Medicine and member of the American Pediatric Society. She helped lead the consensus meeting where the 2005 definition of sepsis in infants and children was developed and has coauthored multiple national guidelines on best sepsis diagnosis and management practices for adults and children. She has published numerous multicenter trials and cohort studies in the area of sepsis, acute lung injury and severe pneumonia in children. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study life-threatening and fatal influenza infection and leads a 40 center Pediatric Critical Care Influenza (PICFLU) Study Group. Her current research is focused on genetic susceptibility and immune response to severe infections and their sequelae in infants, children and adolescents. She also performs clinical-translational research on innate immune suppression and mechanisms underlying viral-bacterial coinfection in severe sepsis with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus toxins.
Dr. Mervyn Singer – Immediate ISF Past Chair and Secretary
Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, UK. He was appointed a UK NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Senior Investigator in 2009 and has been Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental since 2012. He co-chaired the International Consensus Task Force that developed the new ‘Sepsis-3’ international definitions of sepsis (Singer et al, JAMA 2016) and sat on the recent Surviving Sepsis Campaign Committee. He advises the UK Department of Health and NHS England on sepsis and antimicrobial resistance. He has co-written/co-edited several textbooks including the ‘Oxford Textbook of Critical Care’ (OUP), the ‘Oxford Handbook of Critical Care’ (OUP), ‘Inflammation: From molecular and cellular mechanisms to the clinic’ (Wiley) and Critical Care Clinics – Sepsis (Elsevier). He was awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine in 2017.
His areas of research interest in sepsis is on (i) mechanisms of multi-organ failure, especially the roles of mitochondrial dysfunction and myocardial depression; (ii) mechanisms and management of septic shock; (iii) management of infection and infection control and (iv) monitoring of organ perfusion and perfusion adequacy. There is a strong translational emphasis to his studies, with development and trialling of novel therapeutics, diagnostics and monitors. Research funding comes from the UK Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, NIHR, Innovate UK, and the European Commission, and from strong industry links. He has also been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for numerous academic and industry-led multi-centre trials in sepsis.
Dr Derek Angus – ISF Past Chair
Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Critical Care Medicine with secondary appointments in Medicine and Health Policy and Management, and Director of the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness) Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, combined with a Masters in Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr Angus is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He specializes in the epidemiologic, economic and health services research aspects of critical illness and ICU organization and delivery. He has studied the development and application of cost-effectiveness analysis in critical care, the capability and impact of alternative ICU organizational models, traditional and novel ICU risk prediction tools, and the incidence, cost and short- and long-term outcomes of critical illnesses such as sepsis and respiratory failure.
Dr Angus has attracted considerable research funding for these studies, authored or co-authored more than 350 publications, including more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, and lectured at scientific congresses nationally and internationally. Dr. Angus is currently leading three large NIH multicenter studies in the critically ill-GenIMS (Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis), EA-PAC (Economic Analysis of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter), and ProNOx (Prolonged Outcomes in Neonatal Respiratory Failure after Nitric Oxide)
Dr. Kenneth Baillie
Kenneth Baillie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc(Hons) in Physiology in 1999 and MBChB in 2002. He completed basic training in medicine in Glasgow, and in anesthesia in Edinburgh. During this time he led a series of high altitude research projects in Bolivia, and founded a high-altitude research charity, Apex. He was appointed as a clinical lecturer on the ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, and completed a Wellcome Trust-funded PhD in statistical genetics in 2012. He was awarded a Wellcome-Beit Prize Intermediate Clinical Fellowship in 2013. He led a global consensus on harmonisation of research studies in outbreaks for the International Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Consortium (ISARIC), and worked with WHO on H1N1 influenza, MERS, and Ebola. After completing clinical training in 2014 he worked as a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, before returning to the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh to establish a research program in translational applications of genomics in critical care medicine. He works as a consultant in the intensive care unit at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. During the Covid outbreak in 2020-21, he led the UK-wide GenOMICC and ISARIC4C studies, and contributed to the design and delivery of the RECOVERY trial. He discovered new biological mechanisms underlying critical illness in Covid, and contributed to the discovery of effective drug treatments to reduce mortality.
Dr. Matteo Bassetti
Matteo Bassetti is Head of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital in Udine, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and head of the Speciality’s School in Infectious Disease of the University of Udine, Italy. Dr Bassetti studied at the University of Genoa School of Medicine and continued his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA with an Infectious Diseases fellowship.
Dr Bassetti is chair of the Critically Ill Study Groupof the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and the secretary of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Dr Bassetti is also co-chair of the Intra-abdominal Infections Study Group and secretary of the Bone, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC). He is the vice-president of Italian Society of Anti-infective Therapy (SITA). He is member-elected (2018-2022) of International Council of the Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS). He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Intensive Care Medicine (Associate-Section Editor), NatureScientific Reports, Italian Journal of Medicine(Section Editor), Drugs in Context (Associate editor), Journal of Infection and Public Health, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Reviews in Medical Microbiology, GMS Infectious Diseases, Journal of Chemotherapy, Infectious Disease, Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases and Therapyand is a reviewer for several international journals. Author or co-author of 400 papers (H index 55; 12000 citations) published in International peer-review journals and several chapter’s book on antibiotic therapy, fungal infections, antimicrobial resistances. infections in immunocompromised patients and critically ill patients.
Dr. Michael Bauer
Michael Bauer is professor and chair for Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine as well as spokesman of the Integrated Research and Treatment Center for Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) at Jena University Hospital.
He worked as a post-doc at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and as visiting professor at University of North Carolina (UNCC) addressing molecular mechanisms of organ failure. He serves in the board of directors in research programs by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), such as the “Cluster of Excellence: Balance of the Microverse”, “PolyTarget” or “InfectoGnostics” and was part of the task force to redefine sepsis (“Sepsis-3”).
His areas of research interest is on (i) mechanisms of multi-organ failure, especially the role of kinases and other signaling events; (ii) nanomedical strategies for targeted delivery of kinase inhibitors and siRNAs as well as (iii) heme and its degradation products in sepsis and organ failure. There is a strong translational emphasis to his research activities, with development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics, e.g. leading to a spinoff company “SmartDyeLivery” developing dye-functionalized nanoparticles for hepatocellular delivery of kinase inhibitors. Research funding comes from theGerman Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the European Commission, and from industrial links.
Dr. Simon Finfer – ISF Past Chair
MBBS FRCP FRCA FCICM FAHMS DrMD
Simon Finfer is a Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health, Australia and Chair of Critical Care in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, London, england. Simon is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales. He is a practicing critical care physician with an appointment as a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of Intensive Care at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, the largest not-for-profit hospital in New South Wales.
Simon was a founding member and is a past-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group, a past chair of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum, and Vice President of the Global Sepsis Alliance. Simon leads the Australian Sepsis Network and the Asia Pacific Sepsis Alliance.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and was appointed an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2020 for “distinguished service to intensive care medicine, to medical research and education, and to global health institutes”.
Simon is an Editor of The Oxford Textbook of Critical Care (2nd Ed.), the Critical Care Section Editor for The Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6th Ed.) and was a guest editor for The New England Journal of Medicine from 2012 – 2014.
Dr. Flavia Machado
Flavia Machado is professor of Intensive Care at the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. She is head of the Intensive Care Session of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department in this institution. Machado is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases and critical care.
She received her MD from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and her residence training in internal medicine at the Medical Sciences University in Belo Horizonte, and also a Masters in Infectious Diseases. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases as well as Critical Care training and a PHD degree at the University of São Paulo.
Dr. Machado is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute – LASI. She has the president between 2008-2011 and vice president between 2012-2015. She is currently its CEO. LASI is devoted to quality improvement process in Brazilian hospitals as well as to coordinate multicenter studies in sepsis field.
She is part of the executive board of the Global Sepsis Alliance as well as the executive committee for the World Sepsis Day. She serves on the 2012 and 2016 of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines. She is also member of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network – BRICNET. She is also a member (founder) of the Latin America Intensive Care Network (LIVEN). She is the scientific director for the Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira – AMIB (2018-2019).
Flavia is well published in the fields of sepsis and hemodynamics. Her research focuses primarily on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with sepsis as well as on quality improvement process. She lectured at scientific congresses nationally and internationally and is also an author or co-author of numerous invited book chapters as well as editor of critical care books. She has received multiple grants from the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation. Dr Machado is a member of many medical societies, including the Brazilian Critical Care Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Machado is the former editor-in-chief of “Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva”, the official journal of the Brazilian Critical Care Association and the Portuguese Critical Care Association (2010 to 2015).
She integrates the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) council since 2014.
Dr. John Marshall – ISF Past Chair
Professor of surgery at the University of Toronto and attending surgeon at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is also a practicing intensivist who serves as Director of Research Inter-departmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and his fellowship in general surgery at Dalhousie University. Subsequent to this, he pursued a fellowship in critical care and surgical immunobiology at McGill University.
He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters. He is formerly editor in chief of the journal Sepsis and serves on the editorial boards of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and Shock. He is a member of a number of professional societies in surgery, critical care medicine, and the basic science of inflammation. He is councilor of the Shock Society, and a member of the executive board of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
Dr Marshall’s research interests include the basic and clinical biology of inflammation and the mechanisms of its resolution through programmed cell death, as well as the epidemiology and natural history of sepsis and the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. He has been an active basic and clinical investigator in these areas and has lectured widely on inflammation and its role in the pathogenesis of the morbidity of critical illness.
Dr. Tom van der Poll – ISF Past Chair
Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Van der Poll is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His training included a postdoctoral research fellowship in Cornell University Medical College in New York (1993-1995). Van der Poll is a former Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995-2000). Van der Poll’s research focuses on pneumonia and sepsis, particularly on pathogenesis, the host response and biomarkers. He published > 800 articles on this topic. Van der Poll has served as a member of Data Safety and Clinical Monitoring Boards of several pivotal phase III sepsis and pneumonia trials evaluating immunomodulatory agents.
Dr. Hallie Prescott
Dr. Hallie Prescott is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan and a Core Investigator at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research. She is board-certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine, and pulmonary medicine, and practices clinically at the University of Michigan Health System and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Hallie’s research program focuses on long-term outcomes and recovery after sepsis, with a focus on subsequent healthcare utilization and hospital readmission among sepsis survivors. Her research is funded by US National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs. She has broad experience with quantitative methods and advanced statistical modeling, including health services research, clinical epidemiology, and “Big Data” analytic methods.
Hallie has a strong track record of peer reviewed publications in high-impact journals and recognition within the critical care research community. She co-chaired the 2018 ISF Colloquium “Understanding and Enhancing Sepsis Survivorship”, and is a co-Vice Chair of the 2020 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines. She was awarded the 2017 Joe Rae Wright Award for outstanding science from American Thoracic Society (given to a single junior physician-scientist across pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine each year).
Dr. Kathryn (Kathy) Rowan
Dr Rowan is Director of Scientific & Strategic Development and Clinical Trials Unit Director at the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC). Kathy is an honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. Following her PhD from the University of Oxford, in 1994, Kathy founded ICNARC, a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, to facilitate improvements in critical care – for patients and for those who care for them. ICNARC manages a broad programme of clinical audit and clinical/health services research, nationally and internationally. The ICNARC database of almost two million critical care admissions serves as a resource for studies on the epidemiology of critical illness and as a platform for randomised clinical trials – with the aim to inform practice and policy in critical care within the NHS. In 2004, Kathy was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists as a mark of distinction for her significant contribution to critical care. Kathy has co-authored 200+ peer-reviewed papers and won over £20m in research grants (£9m as Chief Investigator). Kathy is a member of the Council of the International Sepsis Forum.
Dr. Christopher Seymour
Dr. Seymour is Associate Professor of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is core faculty member in the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center in the Department of Critical Care. Dr. Seymour received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania before completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, where he obtained master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr. Seymour’s research program focuses on the development of early diagnostic and prognostic models to facilitate treatments for those with acute illness, particularly during prehospital and emergency care. His current NIH/NIGMS funded research (K23, R35), seeks to identify sepsis endotypes to target treatment in the emergency department. He spends his clinical time attending the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UPMC-Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Manu Shankar-Hari
Clinician-scientist in Intensive Care Medicine, and group lead for a translational research group at King’s College London.
Dr Shankar-Hari offers broad translational research skills, with clinical expertise allied to formal research training in basic science (Immunology PhD), and in epidemiology/ health services research (MSc). Currently funded by a prestigious UK NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to undertake a multi-centre randomised clinical trial of vaccinating sepsis survivors seeking to reduce reinfection risk and a large cohort study to explore longer-term outcomes following sepsis in the UK context using national databases.
Dr Shankar-Hari’s translational research is deeply influenced by CA Janeway’s work on lymphocyte receptor diversity, and G Rose’s conceptual arguments entitled ‘Sick individuals and sick populations’, which is reflected in the research programme he leads on
Immunobiology Lymphocyte abnormalities during in sepsis and in sepsis survivors
Translational epidemiology Methods to enrich sepsis and ARDS populations for immune therapy
Proximate (biological) determinants of critical illness and outcomes
Dr. Nathan Shapiro
Nathan. I Shapiro, MD, MPH is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chairman of Emergency Medicine Research and a Clinical Attending in the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Shapiro received his Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and trained in Emergency Medicine in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Training program. He also received a Master’s of Public Health Degree in Clinical Effectiveness Research from the T.C. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. He was recently honored for his outstanding research contributions and achievements by giving the 2018 A.S. Laerdal Memorial Award lecture at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting.
Dr. Shapiro’s research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sepsis and septic shock, with a special emphasis on restoring endothelial cell health and microcirculatory flow during sepsis resuscitation. His research heavily incorporates both sepsis biomarker diagnostics as well as non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring techniques to measure both macrocirculatory and microcirculatory flow parameters at the bedside. Dr. Shapiro is also possesses a strong interest in translational research where he is involved in a number of bench-to-bedside collaborations. He is particularly skilled in issues pertaining to sample collection and translational research study design, and he has extensive experience in the practical aspects of implementing studies that recruit from the often-challenging ED and ICU environments.
Dr. Shapiro routinely lectures nationally and internationally, has more than 200 peer reviewed publications, and has received substantial funding over the years from the National Institute of Health, United States Army, the Department of Defense, as well as a number of industry-based grants. Furthermore, Shapiro has led a number of industry sponsored as well as investigator-initiated studies sponsored by industry, inclusive of investigations that have established new FDA indications.
Dr. Jean-Louis Vincent- ISF Past Chair
Professor Vincent is Professor of intensive care medicine at the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Brussels in 1982.
He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He was a Council member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) from 2011-2013. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Vincent has signed more than 900 original articles, some 400 book chapters and review articles, 1000 original abstracts, and has edited 102 books. He is co-editor of the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).
He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), PLoS Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Shock, Journal of Critical Care and Annals of Intensive Care.
Dr Vincent has received several awards including including the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Distinguished Investigator Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques), he was awarded the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium.
His name appears more than 1000 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 150,000 times; his H-index is 159.
Dr. W. Joost Wiersinga
Professor of Medicine, Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He received his medical training at the University of Amsterdam with additional courses at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, MD). He serves on the executive committee of the ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis (ESGBIS) and currently chairs the European Sepsis Academy.
Dr. Wiersinga received his PhD thesis entitled “On Toll-like receptors and the innate immune response in melioidosis”, cum laude, from the University of Amsterdam. During this period he worked in Bangkok at the Wellcome Trust Overseas Programme (supervisor professor Sharon Peacock). Previous awards included the O’Callaghan PhD award, the Andreas Bonn medallion, the GSK ICAAC award, the ESCMID Young Investigator Award and the ANZICS Global Rising Star Award 2015.
Dr. Wiersinga divides his time between patient care, teaching and research in the Center for Experimental Molecular Medicine (CEMM) all at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. The focus of his Translational infectious diseases research group is on host-pathogen interactions and innate immune responses in sepsis with a special interest in pneumonia, cellulitis and melioidosis as well as optimization of antibiotic therapy. Recent interests include the role of the gut microbiota during sepsis. His work has been published in among others Nat Rev Microbiol, Gut, JAMA Internal Medicine, PLoS Medicine and N Engl J Med
Dr. Fernando Zampieri – ISF Fellow
Dr. Fernando Zampieri graduated at University of Sao Paulo in 2005 and finished his training on internal medicine and intensive care at the same institution in 2010. He currently works at HCor Research Institute as a Research Coordinator with emphasis on clinical trials and large cohort studies. He is the principal investigator of the BaSICS randomized controlled trial on balanced solutions in critically ill patients. Most of his observational research focused on ICU organizational features and outcomes and impact of frailty and performance status in critically ill patients.
Dr. Zampieri also acts as Adjunct Professor in the Center for Epidemiological Research at Southern Denmark University (SDU).