This group involves leading academic researchers that together bring in state-of-the-art knowledge in the relevant scientific disciplines in zoonotic viral infections. They offer their scientific knowledge on aspects such as the occurrence, diagnosis, host-specificity, virulence, risk of emergence and antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic pathogens emerged in companion animals.

Chairman: Thijs Kuiken (Erasmus Medical Centre, Erasmus MC), The Netherlands Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Ab Osterhaus: Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
  • Leslie Reperant: Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
  • Noel Tordo: Institut Pasteur, France
  • Anna Papa: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ian Brown: Veterinary Laboratories Agency, United Kingdom
  • Menno de Jong: AMC (Academic Medical Centre), The Netherlands
  • Espen Rimstad: Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Norway
  • Olga Haenen: Central Veterinary Institute Lelystad, The Netherlands
  • Jean-Francois Valarcher: National Veterinary Institute Uppsala, Sweden

First Callisto Conference EAG III: Thijs Kuiken

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