Annemarie M. J. Wensing
Annemarie M.J. Wensing, MD, PhD is a Clinical Virologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht and a Honorary Professor at the university of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg. She attained her MSc and MD at the University of Utrecht. During her post graduate rotations she became involved in clinical HIV research and care. She worked at the HIV-outpatient clinic of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and was subsequently trained as a clinical virologist. She obtained her PhD on Transmission of drug resistant HIV-1. She is the clinical supervisor of the HIV laboratory in the UMC Utrecht which serves as a reference laboratory for HIV resistance testing and performs resistance testing on dried blood spots send in from areas all over the world. As consultant she advises infectious disease specialists from multiple HIV-centers in the Netherlands.
Her research focuses on HIV reservoirs and on transmission and mechanisms of HIV drug-resistance. She is a principal investigator of several projects on HIV monitoring in resource limited settings and of the IciStem program that guides and investigate a potential HIV cure by stem cell transplantation. She is a founding member of the European Society of Antiviral Resistance and coordinates the SPREAD Program, focusing on transmission of HIV-drug resistance, a member of the WHO HIV Drug Resistance ResNet and chair of the IAS-USA mutations panel.