Erasmus University Medical Center

Erasmus in vogelvluchtThe Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) is situated in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is one of the largest university medical centres in Europe, comprising more than 50 departments, and employing more than 14,000 employees. Every year, it receives approximately 40,000 patient admissions and its clinics are visited over 500,000 times. Erasmus MC employs staff and students from 75 different nationalities, being a diverse organization with a high commitment to social issues. The organisation is working hard to provide the best care for its patients by conducting groundbreaking medical research, and helping teach future doctors and healthcare professionals to become valued members of their profession. Erasmus MC is in the top ten of the best medical institutes in Europe, according to the Times Higher Education (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/subject-ranking/subject/clinical-pre-clinical-health). The medical centre is also currently undergoing an extensive upgrade to its facilities.

Dr John Hays is employed in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases and is the coordinator of the TAILORED-Treatment project. His main areas of interest are antimicrobial resistance in Gram negatives, rapid microbial diagnostics and bacterial respiratory tract infections. Dr Hays has been a participant in 6 European funded projects; 3 as principle investigator and 3 as coordinator (DRESP2, OMVac, PneumoNP, TEMPOtest-QC, NABARSI, TAILORED-Treatment) and was the head organizer of HinMax (a 3 -yearly workshop devoted to the respiratory bacterial pathogens Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis).

Further information regarding Dr. Hays’ activities can be found at:




Alternatively you can contact Dr. Hays by email (j.hays@erasmusmc.nl), or by telephone (+31 (0) 107032177).