Dr Elise van der Heijden

Postdoctoral Scientist

Contact details



The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

Post code
EH25 9RG


I was trained as a veterinarian at Utrecht University (UU) in the Netherlands. Immediately thereafter, I undertook a PhD at the department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology at the UU, studying diagnostics and vaccination for bovine tuberculosis in cattle and African buffaloes. I was based at the department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases of the University of Pretoria in South Africa full-time for the duration of my PhD. I’ve recently joined the Division of Infection and Immunity of the Roslin Institute as a postdoctoral research associate. In this position, I’ll be elucidating the characteristics of protective versus non-protective T-cell responses to vaccination against Theileria parva in cattle.