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International Vaccine Centre

Sylvia van den Hurk

Program Manager – Viral Pathogenesis and Vaccine Development

Dr. Sylvia van den Hurk is the Program Manager of the Viral Pathogenesis and Vaccine Development program at VIDO-InterVac. She received her MSc at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, and PhD at University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Dr. van den Hurk’s expertise includes viral pathogenesis and vaccine development. She has published >200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and book chapters, and 8 patents with 1 pending. Dr. van den Hurk is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, and has mentored ~40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Interests:

  • Molecular pathogenesis of herpesviruses, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pneumonia virus of mice (PVM)
  • Development of novel DNA and subunit vaccines, in particular for RSV, parainfluenzavirus (PIV) and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)

Current Projects: