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Dr. Tineke Cantaert obtained a PhD in Clinical Immunology in 2008, from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2009, she received the Young Investigator Award from the European League against Rheumatism. In 2010, she moved to Yale University undertaking a second postdoctoral study. Here, she studied the mechanisms that establish both central and peripheral B cell tolerance in humans. As her interest was to understand the response of the human immune system to infectious diseases, she moved to Cambodia in 2015, where she is currently head of the Immunology Unit at Institut Pasteur Cambodia.
Her research is focused to understand the immunopathology of arboviral infections, where her studies have identified protective B and T cell responses in individuals that can control dengue virus infection without excessive immune activation leading to vascular damage. Moreover, she has shown that the absence of specific sugar moieties on anti-dengue antibodies can lead to severe dengue disease.
In 2017, Dr Cantaert was awarded the Early Career Research Price in Vaccinology R&D from the International Union of Immunological Societies. Since 2017, she has been a HHMI/Wellcome Trust International Research Scholar.