Louis Bont, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht. He is the founding chairman of ReSViNET, an international respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) research consortium. His specific research interest is RSV pathogenesis and burden of disease. His work focuses on unraveling the role on neutrophil granulocytes, RSV-related mortality and long-term airway disease following RSV infection. He is coordinator of the Interest Group on Respiratory Infections of the European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Committee. Dr. Bont is chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is a structural advisor for the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations and several pharmaceutical companies. He founded the Training of Upcoming Leaders in Pediatric Science (TULIPS), a successful career training network for clinician scientists in the field of Child Health.