Standing Technical Committee (STC)

The Regular Sessions of the Executive Committee have the services of a Standing Technical Committee of maximum four pre-eminent experts with international experience in the management of FMD or similar highly contagious animal viral diseases, selected on the basis of individual expertise, with the objective of providing guidance to the Sessions of the Commission, to review proposed studies and their progress, and to identify issues affecting FMD management that need be brought to the Agenda of the Commission Sessions, and where appropriate, to the Member States.

Members 2018

Eoin Ryan Chair of the STC

MVB BSc(Hons) MSc PhD | Senior Research Officer Virology Division |Central Veterinary Research Laboratory |Backweston Campus Celbridge | Co. Kildare |Ireland |+353 (0)1 6157149

Ron Bergevoet DVM PhD Senior researcher Wageningen Economic Research / Wageningen University & Research Wageningen/ the Netherlands / ++31(0)317 484656


Sten Mortensen DVM PhD l Veterinary R&D Manager Animal Health l Danish Veterinary and Food Administration Stationsparken 31-33 l DK-2600 Glostrup l +45 72 27 65 17 

Karin Schwabenbauer Head of Directorate Animal Health, Animal Welfare- CVO –Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Rochusstr. 1 D- 53123 Bonn Tel. +49 228 99 529 4176  Internet


Prof Katharina Stärk DVM, Dr. med. vet., PhD, DipECVPH, MRCVS SAFOSO AG, Waldeggstrasse 1, CH-3097 Bern-Liebefeld, Switzerland and Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, AL9 7TA, UK +41 31 544 25 03

Stephan Zientara Directeur adjoint du Laboratoire de santé Animale ANSES-Deputy Head of Animal Health Laboratory-ANSES. Directeur de l'UMR 1161 ANSES/INRA/ENVA

94700 Maisons Alfort, France Tel : 33 1 43 96 72 80