Herman Egberink

Board Member

Herman Egberink studied veterinary medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands where he graduated in 1983. In the same year he joined the Department of Virology, at this same faculty; the first period as research assistant and lecturer, from 1990 onwards as assistant professor and from 1997 as associate professor. His research activities focus on companion animal viruses, more specifically feline viruses. In 1991 he finished his PhD thesis entitled: “FIV infection: an animal model for AIDS” . He has  a long track record in the provision, development and the organization of education within the Veterinary faculty. He also thaught in several courses in postgraduate education for veterinarians in the Netherlands and abroad.

His current research interest is in the field of pathogenesis, development of diagnostics, vaccine development and antiviral therapy with a focus on coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, retroviruses and Influenzavirus, particularly in cats and dogs. He is a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association registered specialist in Veterinary Microbiology (Virology).


My list of 10 selected publications

  • Zhao, S., Schuurman, N., Li, W., Wang, C., Smit, L.A.M., Broens, E.M., Wagenaar, J.A., van Kuppeveld, F.J.M., Bosch, B.-J., Egberink, H. 2021. Serologic screening of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in cats and dogs during first coronavirus disease wave, the Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27 (5), pp. 1362-1370.
  • Leij van der, W.J.R., Broens, E.M., Hesselink, J.W., Schuurman, N., Vernooij, J.C.M., Egberink, H.F. 2021. Serological screening for antibodies against sars-cov-2 in dutch shelter cats. Viruses, 13 (8), 1634.
  • Zhao, S., Schuurman, N., Tieke, M., Quist, B., Zwinkels, S., Kuppeveld van, F., de Haan, C.A M & Egberink, H. (2020). Serological screening of influenza A virus antibodies in cats and dogs indicates frequent infection with different subtypes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 58 (11), DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01689-20
  • Zhao, S., Li, W., Schuurman, N., Van Kuppeveld, F., Bosch, B.-J., Egberink, H. 2019. Serological screening for coronavirus infections in cats. Viruses, 11 (8), art. no. 743.
  • Duijvestijn, M., Mughini-Gras, L., Schuurman, N., Schijf, W., Wagenaar, J.A., Egberink, H.  2016. Enteropathogen infections in canine puppies: (Co-)occurrence, clinical relevance and risk factors. Veterinary Microbiology, 195, pp. 115-122.
  • Chang, H-W., Egberink, H.F. and Rottier, P.J.M. 2011. Sequence analysis of feline coronaviruses and the circulating virulent/avirulent theory. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 17, 744-746.
  • Vogel, L., Lubben, M. van der, Lintelo, E.G. te, Bekker, C.P.J., Geerts, T., Schuijff, L.S., Grinwis, G.C.M., Egberink, H.F., and Rottier, P.J.M. 2010. Pathogenic characteristics of persistent feline enteric coronavirus infection in cats. Vet. Res. 41(5):71.
  • Chang, H.W., Groot, R.J. de, Egberink, H.F., and Rottier, P.J.M. 2010. Feline infectious peritonitis; insights into feline coronavirus pathobiogenesis and epidemiology based on genetic analysis of the viral 3c gene. J. Gen. Virol. 91:415-420.
  • Meer, F.J. van der, Haan, C.A. de, Schuurman, N.M., Haijema, B.J., Verheije, M.H., Bosch, B.J., Balzarini, J. & Egberink, H.F. 2007. The carbohydrate-binding plant lectins and the non-peptidic antibiotic pradimicin A target the glycans of the coronavirus envelope glycoproteins. J Antimicrob Chemother. 60(4):741-9.
  • Meer, F.J. van der, Schuurman, N.M. & Egberink, H.F. 2007. Feline immunodeficiency virus infection is enhanced by feline bone marrow-derived dendritic cells. J. Gen. Virol. 88: 251-8.