Caroline Visser

Scientific Advisor, UK at Specific Diagnostics

Caroline Visser, MD, PhD, is a clinical microbiologist, head of the Laboratory for Clinical Bacteriology at the Department of Medical Microbiology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, and member of the AMC Antimicrobial Stewardship committee. Caroline has been in the forefront of adoption of new diagnostic technologies. She implemented a TLA platform (BD Kiestra™) in her laboratory in 2009 and has been involved in the further development of various aspects of lab automation including the use of benchtop digital imaging technology to interact and build microbiology capacity in Vietnamese laboratories (telemicrobiology). In collaboration with Kiestra Lab Automation (now BD), she has been involved in further development and use of automation tools, such as automated colony picking and rapid susceptibility testing. Additional research and development activities include the use of electronic noses (eNose) for the detection of invasive fungal infections and the pathophysiological and diagnostic roles of the respiratory microbiome.


  • Scientific Advisor, UK

    Current role

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