Dr Carolien Van de Sandt – Doherty Institute

11/04/2024 1:00 pm - 11/04/2024 2:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

WEHI Special Immunology Seminar hosted by Dr Lauren Howson

Dr Carolien Van de Sandt

Senior Research Fellow – Kedzierksa Laboratory, Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, Doherty Institute


Dynamics of the T cell repertoire across the human lifespan


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session


Dr Carolien van de Sandt is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute. Her principal area of expertise is in viral and aging immunology.


Carolien completed her PhD in 2016 at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where she investigated the longevity, cross-reactivity and immune evasion strategies of influenza virus-specific CD8+ T-cells, followed by two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Profs Rimmelzwaan and Osterhaus. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Fellowship and the University of Melbourne’s McKenzie Fellowship to join the Kedzierska laboratory, where she leads the Aging Immunity Research Program which aims to unravel the mechanisms that underly gain-and-loss- of virus-specific CD8+ T-cell function across human lifespan. During the pandemic Carolien temporarily relocated to Sanquin in the Netherlands as part of her MSCA fellowship (2020-2021) where she led her own research team studying SARS-CoV-2 immunity in healthy and autoimmune patients. In 2022 she was awarded the ARC-DECRA Fellowship to continue her Aging Immunity and T-cell Development Research at the University of Melbourne.


Carolien has >50 publications including in leading journals like Nature Medicine, Nature Immunology, Immunity and Nature Communications. The importance of her work has been recognized prestigious Awards including the ESWI Claude Hannoun Prize for Best Body of Work (2023), the Viruses 2022 Early Career Investigator Award (2022) and she received the AIPS-Young Tall Poppy Award (2023) for her contributions to public outreach.


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