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Jan Jacobs (°1959) Medical doctor KU Leuven, (Belgium 1984), Clinical Pathologist (Belgium, 1989), Clinical Microbiologist (The Netherlands, 1991), PhD “Streptococcus milleri", Maastricht University 1996), certified in Hospital Infection Prevention & Control (KU Leuven 1991).
From 1990 to 2005, I was appointed at the University of Maastricht (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences). I was involved in diagnostic microbiology and infection prevention and control (University Hospital Maastricht), teaching (executive and coordinating functions, awards: Best Tutor/Coach (2x), Best Lecturer, Faculty Teaching Award) and research (invasive streptococci and bronchoalveolar lavage microscopy).
Since 2006, I am appointed at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM, Antwerp, Belgium) as Professor in Tropical Laboratory Medicine and since 2014 as a 10% part-time associated professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). At ITM, I am heading the unit of Tropical Bacteriology at the Department of Clinical Sciences. I am involved in patient care (clinical laboratory of the travel clinic, Belgium reference laboratory for Plasmodium 2006 - 2016), teaching (Infection Control, Clinical Laboratory) and oversea capacity building projects about microbiological surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases (bloodstream infections) at the level of referral hospital. I am (co)-promoter of ITM capacity building projects in the sub-Saharan Africa, Cambodia and Peru. My research focuses on implementation of clinical bacteriology in tropical low resource settings, addressing field-adapted laboratory techniques, antibiotic resistance and hospital infection prevention and control.
I was technical advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO) Prequalification of Diagnostics Program (test product review, ISO 13485 manufacturing site inspections, 2012 – 2016), Chair of the Procurement and Supply Working Group Diagnostics of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (2012-14) and member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD, 2017) contributing to the WHO Essential Diagnostic List. Since 2016, I am expert for the WHO Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics (ERPD).
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FA5 BURKINA FASO: Improve research capacity in infectious disease to inform policy & control strategies
1/01/22 → 31/12/26
Project: Development project
Kalema Yanga, J., Jacobs, J. & Lunguya, O.
1/01/21 → 31/12/24
Predicting and treating non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infections in children in sub-Saharan Africa
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A global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in EthiopiaCuypers, W. L., Meysman, P., Weill, F-X., Hendriksen, R. S., Beyene, G., Wain, J., Nair, S., Chattaway, M. A., Perez-Sepulveda, B. M., Ceyssens, P-J., de Block, T., Lee, W. W. Y., Pardos de la Gandara, M., Kornschober, C., Moran-Gilad, J., Veldman, K. T., Cormican, M., Torpdahl, M., Fields, P. I., Černý, T. & 9 others, , 2023, In: Nature Communications. 14, 1, 12 p., 3517.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile57 Downloads (Pure)
Antibiotic use by poultry farmers in Kiambu County, Kenya: exploring practices and drivers of potential overuseKariuki, J. W., Jacobs, J., Ngogang, M. P. & Howland, O., 2023, In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 12, 1, p. 3 11 p.
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Characterization of typhoid intestinal perforation in Africa: results from the severe typhoid fever surveillance in Africa programBirkhold, M., Datta, S., Pak, G. D., Im, J., Ogundoyin, O. O., Olulana, D. I., Lawal, T. A., Afuwape, O. O., Kehinde, A., Phoba, M-F., Nkoji, G., Aseffa, A., Teferi, M., Yeshitela, B., Popoola, O., Owusu, M., Nana, L. R. W., Cakpo, E. G., Ouedraogo, M., Ouangre, E. & 15 others, , 2023, In: Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 10, Suppl 1, p. S67-S73 7 p.
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Jacobs, J. P. A. M. & Zijm, R., 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: European Journal of Political Economy. 102369.
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Growth of gram-negative bacteria in antiseptics, disinfectants and hand hygiene products in two tertiary care hospitals in West Africa-a cross-sectional surveyLompo, P., Heroes, A-S., Agbobli, E., Kazienga, A., Peeters, M., Tinto, H., Lagrou, K., Sangaré, L., Affolabi, D. & Jacobs, J., 2023, In: Pathogens. 12, 7, 917.
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