Mengyu Li

Mengyu Li is currently a first year PhD student in School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, working under Professor Hak-Kim Chan. Her research is focused on the formulation of phage cocktail. She is particularly interested in formulation of an inhalable Pseudomonas Phage Cocktail Powder for respiratory infections. Her other major research interest is the effect of phage cocktail targeting on different receptors on the surface of bacteria. She can be contacted at:

Nona Rovira Ribalta

Nona Rovira – Ribalta is a respiratory physical therapist working on research in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She is also an assistant professor in Physiotherapy degree in EUSES Girona college. The group where she takes part is focused on applied research in respiratory diseases.  Among the research lines that the group works on, she centers her practice on bronchiectasis. In particular, she is in charge of the patients’ enrollment in clinical studies as well as conducting visits and follow-ups. Moreover, she is implicated in research projects that are currently ongoing about other respiratory diseases, including VAP and COVID-19.

She is genuinely captivated by the understanding of microbiological patterns in bronchiectasis patients.

Letizia Traversi

Letizia Traversi is a Respiratory Physician. After specializing in Pneumology in Varese (Italy), she enrolled in a PhD program at the Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR) of Barcelona (Spain). Her main research and clinical interests include respiratory infection, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiencies and PCD, with a special focus on airways comorbidities in such diseases.

Tjeerd van der Veer

Tjeerd van der Veer is a pulmonologist and clinical researcher working at the Erasmus MC academic centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands with a focus on respiratory infectious disease. Tjeerd has a keen interest in bronchiectasis as a cause and consequence of pulmonary infections. Tjeerd is currently writing a PhD thesis on the interaction between bronchiectasis and asthma as well as automated methods for bronchiectasis detection and quantification on chest CT as part of the EMBARC collaboration. Tjeerd greatly enjoyed the 5th World Bronchiectasis and NTM Conference in Prague and wants to thank the committee for the honour of being elected best poster presentation!

Sanne Zweijpfenning

Sanne Maria Henriëtte Zweijpfenning is a medical doctor specializing to become a pulmonologist. In addition to this she is a PhD student at Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen in The Netherlands. Her PhD is about the improvement of the treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, consisting of various mainly clinical studies. Her most recent study compares clofazimine as an alternative to rifampicin in the treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease, in a randomized clinical trial, yielding comparable outcomes.