Hi everyone! My name is Katrijn Daenen and I am currently doing a PhD in the viroscience department and intensive care unit of the Erasmus MC (Rotterdam). When I was in medical school I developed special interest for (tropical) infectious diseases and was lucky to do an internship in Suriname and South-Africa.

I am working as a medical doctor since 2018 and specializing in internal medicine. The COVID-19 pandemic initiated my PhD and I am studying the effect of corticosteroid therapy in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Since I was 6 years old I am a fanatic football player and you can still find me on the pitch three times a week. Furthermore I like to spend time with friends and family, surf, travel and read.

I wish everyone lots of fun with Viruskenner and I am looking forward meeting you all!