Managing Director
Kreavet

Johannes Charlier (DVM, PhD, Dip. EVPC) is founding manager of the animal health research & consulting agency Kreavet. He obtained a PhD in veterinary sciences from Ghent University where he specialised in the diagnosis, epidemiology, control and economics of parasitic infections in ruminants. He served 2 years as scientific director in Avia-GIS and founded Kreavet in 2017 to advance innovation in animal health. Johannes is project manager of DISCONTOOLS, a database for research gaps for infectious animal diseases and became coordinator of the secretariat of the STAR-IDAZ international research consortium on animal health (SIRCAH) in 2022.  Johannes was chair of the COST Action COMBAR “Combatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants” (2017-2022). His research contributions were published in > 100 scientific publications and were subject of 2 international awards. Johannes is a EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology and received several scientific awards for his contributions to veterinary parasitology and epidemiology. He is project manager of DISCONTOOLS, sits in the board of various scientific organisations and regularly acts as (guest-)editor for scientific journals.

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Hans Nauwynck - Panelist Professor University of Ghent
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Stefaan Wera Chief Operating Officer/Co-founder Virovet
Joris Vandeputte - Moderator President and Founder VacciM
Lauren Carde - Moderator V.P. Operations and Regulatory Affairs Paul Dick and Associates
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Stein Aerts - panelist Scientific Director & Group Leader VIB
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Jan Wauters Science & Technology Counselor Flanders Investment & Trade
Roxane Feller Secretary General Animal Health Europe
Hans Van Der Weken Postdoctoral Researcher Ghent University
Niels Vander Elst Postdoctoral Researcher Ghent University & KULeuven
Jeroen De Buck Professor Veterinary Microbiology University of Calgary
Kathleen Marchal Professor Bioinformatics University of Ghent
Paul Hodgson Director of Operations VIDO
Nathalie Vanderheijden Coordinator fot the EUP AH&W University of Ghent
Ann Martens Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University
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Steve Nanchen Head external innovation Elanco

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