Joachim Aerts is head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam since January 2018. His main research focus is on fundamental, translational and clinical research in immuno oncology, with a strong focus on lung cancer and mesothelioma.
As PI and as co-investigator, prof. Aerts is involved in many studies both human and animal. These projects are funded by funding agencies and pharmaceutical companies.
Prof. Aerts is the leader of the core network on mesothelioma and board member of the European Reference Network on Rare Respiratory Diseases (ERN-Lung). He is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences, and he is a scientific committee member of multiple national and international societies, such as the NVALT, EORTC, ASCO, ESMO, IASLC, ETOP, AACR, ERS and ATS. Prof. Aerts is co-author of >200 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.