Samuel Coenen (ORCID 0000-0002-1238-8052) is professor clinical epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine (ESOC), former head of the Centre of General Practice of the Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care (ELIZA), and collaborating closely with the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) and particularly with the Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, headed by Herman Goossens. He was granted several Fellowships by the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) (pre-doctoral 1997-1999, and renewed 1999-2002; post-doctoral 2003-2006, and renewed 2006-2009, member Expertpanel Health Sciences 2012-2018). His research focuses on the multidisciplinary study of infectious diseases, with particular focus on the management of respiratory tract infections in primary care in the context of antimicrobial resistance, and the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of bacterial and viral infections. He co-chairs the General practice Research on Infections Network (GRIN).