Kim Benschop is a molecular virologist at the Virology division of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Diagnostics and Screening at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Her expertise include molecular laboratory clinical surveillance of enterovirus and hepatitis B virus and is involved in the coordination of national (VIRO-TypeNed ) and international laboratory networks (ENPEN), working on clinical and epidemiological characterizations of enteroviruses.
About the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) works to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases. RIVM promotes public health and consumer safety, and helps to protect the quality of the environment. RIVM collects and collates knowledge and information from various sources, both national and international. RIVM applies this knowledge and places it at the disposal of policy-makers, researchers, regulatory authorities and the general public. Each year, RIVM produces numerous reports on all aspects of public health, nutrition and diet, health care, disaster management, nature and the environment.