As of 2016 Lindert Benedictus works as a research fellow at the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh), studying the role of non-conventional T-cells and antigens as novel vaccine targets for bovine tuberculosis, a collaborative project between the Roslin institute and APHA working with Dr. T. Connelley, Prof. Dr. M. Vordermeier and Prof. Dr. I. Morrison.
Lindert studied Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University and graduated for his doctoral exam in 2008. Lindert was admitted to the research Honours Program of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Excellent Tracé) and studied “The Role of the Immune System in the Aetiology of Retained Placenta in Cattle” under the supervision of Dr. A.P. Koets and Dr. R. Jorritsma. In 2010 he started his residency program at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, with a specialization in Farm Animal Health, in 2012. Immediately thereafter, Lindert started his PhD studies into “Bovine materno-fetal alloimmune mediated disorders” under supervision of Dr. A.P. Koets, Prof. Dr. V.P.M.G. Rutten and Prof. Dr. M. Nielen at the division of Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, and defended his thesis in 2015. For his first post-doctoral position Lindert worked at the department of Medical Microbiology (University Medical Centre, Utrecht) as wel as continuing to work at the division of Immunology. He participated in a project to develop innovative new vaccination strategies against Staphylococcus aureus mastitis in dairy cattle, investigating host-pathogen interactions as well as performing experimental vaccine trials.