2009-2013 | prof. dr. J.M. Vlak

Prof. Goldbach was succeeded by interim chair holder Professor Dr J.M. Vlak, who specialised in research on the use of viruses in biological pest control in agriculture and horticulture, and prevention of viral diseases in invertebrates such as shrimps, bees, and flies. He also focused on the use of insect viruses in the development and creation of vaccines for humans and animals.