Master's students and PhD candidates at Utrecht University are assigned to one of the University's seven Graduate Schools. Each School comprises a number of Master's and PhD programmes in related areas. This creates a stimulating context in which Master's students, PhD candidates and researchers can meet and interact.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences organises all Master's and PhD programmes focused on micro-organisms, plants, animals, humans, the molecules of life, and health & disease. Infection & Immunity Utrecht is one of the 16 Master's programmes and  14 PhD programmes withing the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Facts & Figures

Annual reports

2017 - 2016 - 2015


Educational committee

The members of the educational committee are MSc students, PhD students and senior staff members of the participating institutes. Together they continuously renew and restyle our PhD programme, monitor courses and advise the board.

Staff members          
Marianne Boes
Frank Coenjaerts
Kristin Denzer
Raoul de Groot
Edward Knol
Victor Rutten
Alice Sijts
Lotte Spel
Erna van Wilsem
PhD candidates          
Dennis Doorduijn
Tom Driedonks
Dani Heesterbeek
Kamil Laban
Josien Lanfermeijer
Selma van Staveren
MSc students          
Karlijn van Boxtel
Amber Brauer

Eijkman committee

The Eijkman committee organizes our I & I lectures. Furthermore, they decide which lectures are part of our training programme (Eijkman Seminars) and which lectures are not. The Eijkman committee consists of:

Marianne Boes
Xander de Haan


Christine Jansen


Nina van Sorge


Linette Willemsen


Privacy policy

All personal information provided to I & I's website is treated with the utmost care, and is carefully processed and protected. I & I uses this data to notify members of upcoming events and to provide an up to date online overview of the research performed within our program. By applying with our PhD program, you agree to the terms of the policy as outlined above.

If you have a question about our privacy statement, please e-mail us at

Information we collect about our members

  • Contact details, such as name, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Details about your appointment, promotor, supervisor and research project

We collect your personal information when

  • You apply for our PhD program.
  • You send us a request to be added to our mailing list.

How we share your personal information

  • Yearly report to the UU Graduate School of Life Sciences (name & start date only).

How long we keep your personal information for

We'll store your information for the duration of your PhD track. After your defense your information will be archived and you will be removed from our mailing list, unless you actively request us to keep you informed.

Your rights

  • Right to correct personal data
    If you believe any of the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you can request we update it.
  • Right to access personal data
    You have a right to request a copy of the information we hold about you.
  • Right to object to use of personal data
    We use your data to inform you of upcoming educational activities, you can object to this at any time.
  • Right to erasure
    In some circumstances, such as when we no longer have a justifiable reason to keep your data, you can request we delete it.