Jan Vinje, PhD
Head, National Calicivirus Laboratory
Division of Viral Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Jan Vinjé is the Chief of the National Calicivirus Laboratory and Director of CaliciNet at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Vinjé received his Ph.D at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1999. As a postdoc at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands, he led a molecular and diagnostic virology work package of the EU consortium on foodborne viruses (QLK1-1999-00594). In September 2000, he did a post-doc at UNC Chapel Hill followed by a research assistant professor position at the same university with a focus on detection and environmental transmission of enteric viruses in food and water.
He has served on several Program Advisory Committees of the American Water Works Research Foundation, has been an external adviser of several European research projects including ViroBathe, a project on methods for the concentration and detection of adenoviruses and noroviruses in European bathing waters, Biotracer, a project on microbial detection methods in foods, and Viroclime, a project studying the impact of climate change on the fate, transport and risk management of viral pathogens in water. He is currently a technical expert on the norovirus subcommittee of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). He is also member of the ICTV study groups on Caliciviridae andAstroviridae. Dr. Vinjé co-leads the molecular core of USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative (NoroCore).
Dr. Vinjé has published over 90 peer reviewed publications including several book chapters. He has mentored 13 graduate students and is a guest lecturer at Emory and the University of Georgia.