Don Klinkenberg did his BSc and MSc at the University of Amsterdam, in Medical Biology. He conducted his PhD research at the Institute of Animal Science and Health in Lelystad, The Netherlands (currently the Central Veterinary Institute), on mathematical modelling of Classical Swine Fever transmission. After his graduation, he worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, first as a postdoc and then as a Lecturer. In this position he employed mathematical models and statistics to work on various topics: a high diversity of pathogens, and many different applied and fundamental research questions. At the Center of Infectious Disease Dynamics, Don works on the analysis of infectious disease data using mathematical and statistical methods. His focus is on combining genetic and epidemiological data, and on analysis of outbreaks.