Special Committee on Research and Development of the FMD Programme

At the 40th General Session of the EuFMD Commission (April 2013), it was decided to establish a Special Committee on Research and Development of the FMD Programme. The “Special Committee” is a development from the days when there was a “Research Group” of the Standing Technical Committee (STC); in 2011, it was decided to clarify who does what by having an STC of 4 international experts familiar with FMD management and policy /science interface, plus a separate Special Committee. In 2015, the Special Committee will comprise 13 experts plus one expert from each of the FAO FMD Reference Centres in Europe, and the Standing Technical Committee will comprise 4 international experts under the Chair of Dr Eoin Ryan.

 

Expertise

Pillar/ SubGroup

Bernd Haas (Ger)

FMD biorisk management, FMD lab services, vaccine evaluation

Group 1: European MS

Aldo Dekker (NL)

FMD research, vaccine evaluation

Group 1: European MS

Tsviatko Alexandrov (BG)

Contingency planning, wildlife surveillance

Group 1: European MS

German Caceres (SP)

Surveillance, risk management 

Group 1: European MS

Sten Mortensen (DK)

Crisis management, contingency planning; epid.

Group 1: European MS

Labib Bakkali (FR)

FMD surveillance in REMESA, RESOLAB, European neighbourhood risk

Group 2: European neighbourhood risk

Marius Masiulis (LT)

FMD/ASF/CSF surveillance in Eastern Europe

Group 2: European neighbourhood risk

Michel Bellaiche (IS)

FMD surveillance and management, Israel/Mid-East

Group 2: European neighbourhood risk

Naci Bulut (TUR)

FMD surveillance in West Eurasia, vaccine quality and production

Group 2: European neighbourhood risk

Jean Francois Valarcher (SWE)

FMD virology, vaccine QA, surveillance, epidemiology, global

Group 3: surveillance and monitoring progress

Ron Bergevoet (NL)

Veterinary economist/FMD

Group 3: surveillance and monitoring progress

Katharina Stark (CH)

Veterinary epidemiology, surveillance, management; FMD field research 

Group 3: global issues/ PCP  progress

Stephan Zientara (FR)

Epidemiology, surveillance systems, Europe/Africa/REMESA/Wes Eurasia

Group 3: surveillance and monitoring progress

Nick Lyons (UK)

FMD epidemiology and vaccination effectiveness, Africa/Egypt

Group 3: global issues/ PCP progress

  • Emiliana Brocchi (FAO FMD Reference Centre, IZSLER)
  • Kris de Clercq (FAO FMD Reference Centre, VAR)
  • Don King (WRL, The Pirbright Institute)