Kiki Streng


Track: 8, Arbovirus surveillance in livestock


Wim van der Poel (WUR)

Primary Supervisor

Wim van der Poel (WUR)


Marion Koopmans (Erasmus MC)


Wageningen University & Research, Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology


Description PhD project

My name is Kiki Streng and I’m a Dutch veterinarian. I obtained my Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University in 2017. After graduation, I worked as a vet at an equine- and small animal clinic for three years. Here I’ve treated all sorts of animals, from horses, cats and dogs to birds and hamsters.

During my studies, I already developed a special interest in infectious diseases and epidemiology. Therefore, I did a 6-month internship at the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) in Paris, to perform an import risk assessment for a vector-borne disease in equines.

With this PhD project, I will focus on the surveillance of arboviruses in livestock and other domestic- and wild animals in the Netherlands. I will mainly be based at Wageningen and Lelystad (Wageningen Bioveterinary Research). I hope that my research can contribute to better surveillance and preparedness strategies, to safeguard animal and human health.

It is great to be part of this big consortium and to be able to learn from so many other people with different backgrounds in science!

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