Marco De Nardi
DVM DLSHTM Msc
 
SAFOSO Switzerland
Amie Adkin
BSc Msc PhD
 
Animal & Plant Health Agency
UK

The consortium includes partners from four countries specialising in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, microbiology, entomology, risk assessment and mathematical modelling. The organisations involved are of a varied background, including government research agencies, universities as well as private consultants.

PEOPLE

Amie Adkin is a risk analyst specialising in animal and public health risk assessment with expertise in developing quantitative risk assessments and outbreak response, together with providing peer review and consultancy particularly in the areas of risk-based surveillance design, risk-based trading and biosecurity controls at the national and European level. Amie has 14 years project management experience for national, European, and international scientific projects, and is the overall Project Co-ordinator for SPARE.

Marco De Nardi is a veterinary epidemiologist with experience in the private, public and NGO sectors in the fields of animal health, surveillance and control systems, risk assessment, research and capacity building in both developed and developing countries. He joined SAFOSO (www.safoso.com) in 2013 where he is involved in research and capacity building projects.  He is a resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). Marco leads Work package 4 and 5.

Robin Simons
BSc PhD
 
Animal & Plant Health Agency
UK

Dr Robin Simons is a risk analyst developing risk assessment models and parameterisation for food safety and infectious disease transmission, including the risk of introducing bat-borne viruses into Europe (FP7 ANTIGONE project), microbial risk assessment for Salmonella in pigs (EFSA) and evaluation of different monitoring options for TSEs in cattle in the EU. Robin leads Work package 1.

Anaïs Léger
DVM Msc
 
SAFOSO Switzerland

Anaïs Léger is a veterinary epidemiologist. During her studies, her interests lead her to get involved in international collaboration projects and awareness programs, developing a strong interest in public health and zoonotic diseases leading to experience in risk assessment, field epidemiology studies and epidemiological surveys. Anaïs joined SAFOSO in 2015 as resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH).

Verity Horigan
Bsc Msc
 
Animal & Plant Health Agency
UK

Verity has over 20 years experience in laboratory research for animal diseases such as Maedi Visna, classical rabies and prion disease, focusing on the development of diagnostic tests and protein chemistry. Verity joined the APHA risk research team in 2012 and specialises in microbial and food safety risk assessments. Currently working within Work Package 1 primarily on pathogen specific parameterisation.

Silvia Bertolini
DVM PhD
 
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta

Veterinary epidemiologist in the team of the Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment at IZSTO. Silvia has a particular interest in the application of descriptive and analytical epidemiology, risk analysis and application of spatial analysis of health risks. Silvia is working primarily within Work package 2 with the exposure and consequence assessment.

Guiseppe Ru
DVM PhD MSE
 
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, 
Italy

Guiseppe is a veterinary epidemiologist in charge of the Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment with a team of ten-fifteen staff (veterinarians, statisticians, IT experts) dealing animal health, food safety and environmental epidemiology. He has been involved European projects like the NEUROPRION Network, member of the Veterinary Standing Committee of the European Commission, in BTSF courses, and member of the Biohazard Panel at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Guiseppe leads Work package 2.

Rosanna Desiato 
DVM
 
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta

Veterinary epidemiologist working in the Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment at IZISTO. Rosanna works within food safety, environmental epidemiology and risk assessment, within projects at regional and national health authorities concerning chemical risk in food of animal origin. Rosanna is working primarily within Work package 2. 

Agustín Estrada-Peña
MSc, DVM
 
University of Zaragoza, Spain

Agustin Estrada-Peña is Professor of Zoonoses and Parasitology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Zaragoza (Spain). His main field of work is the epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, capturing the dynamics of the populations of ticks in natural foci, using remotely-sensed information, meta-analysis of the prevalence of the pathogens in the field, and modelling of tick systems. He also works on the systematics of the tick and has described several new species of the science. He has been consultant of FAO and WHO for topics concerning tick-transmitted pathoges, and leads Workpackage 3.

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