Linda van de Burgwal

Assistant professor Entrepreneurship in the life sciences

Universitair Hoofddocent
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen

Economische gevolgen


  • pandemics and interventions
  • emergency preparedness
  • development of medical countermeasures
  • drivers and incentives for stakeholder engagement
  • data sharing in public health emergencies

Expert Statement

I study innovation processes in the life sciences with a specific focus on (emerging) infectious diseases. My expertise focuses on aligning short-term public health responses with R&D for specific medical countermeasures to be implemented on the longer term. This includes data sharing vs. intellectual property appropriation necessary for future development; incentives and drivers for innovation in case of outbreaks; mapping innovation processes and engaging relevant stakeholders.  

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

– Reperant, L. A., Van de Burgwal, L. H. M., Claassen, E., & Osterhaus, A. D. M. E. (2014). Ebola: public-private partnerships. Science, 346(6208), 433-434.

– Van de Burgwal, L. H., Reperant, L. A., Osterhaus, A. D., Iancu, S. C., Pronker, E. S., & Claassen, E. (2016). Self-centric and altruistic unmet needs for Ebola: barriers to international preparedness. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness, 10(4), 644-648.

– Ribeiro, C. D. S., van de Burgwal, L. H., & Regeer, B. J. (2019). Overcoming challenges for designing and implementing the One Health approach: A systematic review of the literature. One Health, 100085.

– Van de Burgwal, L. H. M., Ribeiro, C. D. S., Van der Waal, M. B., & Claassen, E. (2018). Towards improved process efficiency in vaccine innovation: The Vaccine Innovation Cycle as a validated, conceptual stage-gate model. Vaccine, 36(49), 7496-7508.

– Data sharing in public health emergencies: analysis of barriers and enablers from an outbreak response perspective (SHARE). Wellcome Trust 2018. How ownership rights over microorganisms affect infectious disease control and innovation: a root-cause analysis of barriers to data sharing as experienced by key stakeholders. 2018. PloS one 13(5).



Nederlands, Engels