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The General Director is supported by 4 Management Boards

The Science Council

The Science Council sets the general direction of CODA-CERVA's scientific work. It gives advice to the minister competent for CODA-CERVA’s assignments, including the tasks of service-provision associated with scientific research work; it also evaluates the annual progress report on CODA-CERVA's scientific projects.

List of Members

Prof. Bruno Goddeeris, professor at the Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen, K.U. Leuven and at the faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent, President

Dr. Pierre Kerkhofs, General Manager CODA-CERVA, Vice-President

Prof. Rik Ducatelle, professor at the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent

Prof. Dirk Berkvens, professor at the Institute for Tropical Medecine, Antwerpen

Prof. Yvan Larondelle, professor at the Faculté des sciences agronomiques, Université Catholique de Louvain

Prof. Etienne Thiry, professor at the Faculté de Médecine vétérinaire, Université de Liège

Dr. Karine Vandermeiren, Operational Director CODA-CERVA

Dr. Thierry van den Berg, Operational Director CODA-CERVA

Dr. Frank Koenen, Operational Director CODA-CERVA

The Managerial Board

The managerial board assists the general manager in the everyday management of CODA-CERVA. Among other things, this entails elaborating a strategic vision, the implementation of its management plan and operational planning relating to the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the tasks assigned to CODA-CERVA.

List of Members

Dr. Pierre Kerkhofs, General Manager

Dr. Frank Koenen, Operational Director “Interactions and Surveillance”

Dr. Karine Vandermeiren, Operational Director “Chemical Safety of the Food Chain”

Dr. Thierry van den Berg, Operational Director “Viral Diseases” and Operational Director a.i. “Bacterial Diseases”

Panel (for scientific staff)

CODA-CERVA’s panel compiles the task profiles of scientific personnel and operations managers to be recruited; it selects candidates, classifies them and offers its opinion on an appointment to the competent minister, stating its reasons.

The panel evaluates applications by scientific staff for promotions and offers its opinion to the competent minister, stating its reasons.

List of Members

President : Dr. Dirk Cuypers, President of the Direction board of the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Vice-President : Dr. Philippe Mortier, General Director at the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Reporter: Dr. Pierre Kerkhofs, General Manager CODA-CERVA

Prof. Etienne Thiry, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Liège

Prof. Bruno Goddeeris, professor at the Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen, K.U. Leuven and at the faculteit Diergeneeskunde, UGent

The corresponding Operational Director

The Legal Entity's Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the legal entity conducts all the negotiations required for the management of CODA-CERVA's assets in its capacity as a responsible head of household. To this end, among other duties, it sets the legal entity's annual budget as well as the accounts, the balance and results account. It recruits the staff required to manage the assets and to perform contracts made with government departments or private bodies, natural persons or legal entities

List of Members

Dr. Pierre Kerkhofs, President

Dr. Karine Vandermeiren, Chief of Department CODA-CERVA, Secretary

Dr. Thierry van den Berg, Operational Director CODA-CERVA

Prof. Georges Daube, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire de l'Ulg

Dr. Gerard Lamsens, DG4 Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Mr. Marc De Win, Services to the President, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Dr. Koen Mintiens, Belgische Boerenbond

Mme Anna Granados, Fédération Wallonne de l'Agriculture