Darren Troeman (1989) obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Utrecht in 2010. After this, he continued his education by completing the Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) program at the University of Utrecht, and graduating as a Medical Doctor in 2014. In December 2014, he started working as a research physician at the Infectious disease and Epidemiology department of the Julius Center Utrecht, under the supervision of prof. dr. Marc Bonten and prof. dr. Jan Kluytmans.
He is currently engaged in the ASPIRE-SSI study, an European multicenter prospective cohort study which aims to determine the incidence of S. aureus surgical site infections (SSI) across Europe, and to assess the most important risk factors for this type of infection. With this knowledge, we will be able to identify the patients who are most at risk of developing these infections, and who would probably benefit the most from new medications given prophylactically and specifically to prevent S. aureus SSI.
In addition, he is also participating in the postgraduate Master's program Epidemiology.