Advisors

Professor Mervyn Singer
Clinical Advisor — Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, UK.

Senior Investigator of UK National Institute of Health Research and on the Council of the International Sepsis Forum. Major research interests are pathophysiology and treatment of sepsis and multi-organ failure, infection and monitoring. Funding from Wellcome Trust, NIHR and UK Medical Research Council. Authored/edited several textbooks including the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care and the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care.

Professor Tom van der Poll
Clinical Advisor — Professor of Medicine in the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Head of Center of Experimental and Molecular Medicine and Chair of Department of Infectious Diseases at Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Postdoctoral research fellowship in Cornell University Medical College in New York (1993-1995). Former Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995-2000). Research focus: innate immune and procoagulant response during sepsis. Published more than 450 original articles and over 60 book chapters. Served as member of Data Safety and Clinical Monitoring Boards of several pivotal Phase III sepsis and pneumonia trials evaluating immunomodulatory agents.

Professor Thierry Calandra
Clinical Advisor — Professor of Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Head of the Infectious Disease Service. Received MD from University of Lausanne and PhD from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Internship and residency at the University Hospital in Lausanne. Research training at Rockefeller University, New York, NY and the Picower Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY. Research interests are innate immunity, sepsis, bacterial and fungal infections in the ICU and immunocompromised hosts. Well-published (240+ times) in journals Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, and Lancet. Member of Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Served as President of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), and the Fungal Infection Network of Switzerland (FUNGINOS).