Prof. Jeroen Kortekaas PhD


Prof. Jeroen Kortekaas, PhD is CSO of BunyaVax since start of the company. He has steered the development of the BunyaVax platform technologies.


Jeroen is Professor of Veterinary Arbovirology at Wageningen University. He is also Head of the Bunyavirus Research Group at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. Previous positions include Project leader at the Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen University and Postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University. Jeroen received his PhD from the University of Utrecht after completing his thesis on the “Vaccine potential of iron-regulated outer membrane receptors of “Neisseria meningitides”.


Jeroen has (co)authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is inventor on 6 patent applications. Three vaccines that were developed under his supervision were brought beyond the proof of concept phase in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. One of his major running projects is the Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI:, a large ~20m€ project that aims to develop novel pipelines for the development of vaccines and antibodies against emerging zoonotic diseases.