Elke Leuridan

Postdoctoral researcher


Research group

Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV)


  • During the past 10 years, we developed specific skills in conducting clinical trrials with vaccines in pregnant women. This is a vulnerable population, often excluded from trials. Therefore, we have built specific expertise in both the conduct of this kind of studies (recruitment, follow up...) as well as safety aspects of vaccine use in pregnancy, and acceptance of the strategy by the population. This results in specific skills regarding design, conduct and conclusions drawn from clinical trials in a specific population (both for public health and individual care). We have built a worldwide network for collaboration on all aspects of the strategy of vaccinating during pregnancy.


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