Harold van der Heijden


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 Harold van der Heijden

After his education (university of applied sciences, biochemistry), Harold worked as research technician at GD Animal Health between 1982 and 2010. In 2009 he completed a PhD on Histomonas meleagridis at University of Utrecht. Since 2010, Harold is a senior R&D scientist at GD Animal Health and manager of GD’s R&D laboratory.

Fields of Expertise:

  • Development of veterinary diagnostic assays, especially immunodiagnostic assays (e.g. ELISA)


Harold (co)-published more than 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on various topics (mainly assay development for): progesterone, Salmonella enterica, Pseudorabies Virus, Sarcoptes scabiei, Lawsonia intracellularis, Histomonas meleagridis, Infectious Bronchitis Virus, West Nile Virus, Haemophilus parasuis, Schmallenberg Virus, Coxiella burnetti, Tetratrichomonas gallinarum.

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