Jan De Bont
About Jan De Bont
Senior Director of Project Management
Jan De Bont is a Senior Director of Project Management, responsible for overseeing IAVI’s R&D portfolio in Africa.
Jan is a veterinarian with a PhD in parasitology and is a certified Project Management Professional with more than 10 years of experience in managing the Epidemiology for Vaccine Advancement, Capacity and Science (EpiVACS) Project supervising IAVI’s HIV observational studies in Africa.
He is now also supervising the Vaccine Immunology, Sciences and Technology for Africa (VISTA) program, which is a collaboration with African research institutions to identify sites of HIV-1 viral vulnerability to inform vaccine design towards new products that elicit broad potent anti-viral T cells.
Over the years Jan has also been responsible for the Project Management of 5 HIV vaccine candidates in early or late development, in collaboration with the University of Oxford (UK) and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden). Before coming to IAVI, he worked for more than 15 years in the developing world, first teaching veterinary medicine for the University of Ghent, and later conducting vaccine research on human schistosomiasis for the French Institute Pasteur.