Dr. Willem JG Melchers obtained his Master degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Nijmegen in 1986. He obtained his Ph.D degree in 1989 at the Free University of Amsterdam on the relationship between human papillomavirus infection and the development of cervical cancer. He has been working at the Radboud university medical center, department of Medical Microbiology since 1989. He is an Associate Professor in Molecular Microbiology. He is head of the clinical laboratory of Medical Microbiology (Head of Laboratory) and heading the section of Molecular Diagnostics. The developments in Molecular Diagnostics have grown explosively in the last decades. The impact of molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases is both related to a laboratory change from artisanal to technology based diagnostics and to patient management (monitoring, therapy etc). The area of this part of his work involves technology development and clinical application for the benefit of public health. He published over 300 peer-reviewed papers on these subjects.
Molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases; HPV and malignancies (cervical and oral); Aspergillus resistance; Fungal Resistance; Picornavirus Replication and Chronic Disease.