E. Birnie MD

Research Associate
Main activities
Infectious diseases
Focus of research

My research focuses on melioidosis, a tropical infectious disease caused by the gram-negative intracellular pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei. We are particularly interested into the distribution of melioidosis and pathogenesis in Africa.

Key publications
  • Wiersinga W. Joost, Birnie Emma, Weehuizen Tassili A. F., Alabi Abraham S., Huson Michaëla A. M., Huis In 't Veld Robert A. G., Mabala Harry K., Adzoda Gregoire K., Raczynski-Henk Yannick, Esen Meral, Lell Bertrand, Kremsner Peter G., Visser Caroline E., Wuthiekanun Vanaporn, Peacock Sharon J., van der Ende Arie, Limmathurotsakul Direk, Grobusch Martin P. Clinical, environmental, and serologic surveillance studies of melioidosis in Gabon, 2012-2013 Emerging infectious diseases 2015;21 (1):40-47 [PubMed]
  • Birnie Emma, Wiersinga Willem J., Limmathurotsakul Direk, Grobusch Martin P. Melioidosis in Africa: should we be looking more closely? Future microbiology 2015;10 (2):273-281 [PubMed]
  • Cremers Anne Lia, Gerrets René, Kapata Nathan, Kabika Austin, Birnie Emma, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Grobusch Martin P. Tuberculosis patients' pre-hospital delay and non-compliance with a longstanding DOT programme: a mixed methods study in urban Zambia BMC public health 2016;16 (1):1130 [PubMed]
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