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Organization chart : Laurent Mostin


Head of the service:

Laurent Mostin

Tel : +32 (0)2 251 33 26

Fax : 02 251 00 12

Gsm : +32 (0)487 16 41 90

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Tasks and Mission

 

After several years of relative inactivity because of major works, the Experimental Centre in Machelen has been operational again since May 2011.

It has two large BSL3 sheds (negative pressure, access control, disinfection of effluents and air) as well as one BSL 2 shed and an F building comprising 24 small sheds.

 

Two other large sheds will soon reach BSL 3+ (to conduct in particular experiments on foot-and-mouth disease) according to the "box in a box" system.

 

The staff at Machelen sees to the maintenance of the installations, compliance with the biosafety and ethics rules, screening, purchasing, transport and care for laboratory animals. It is also assisted by scientists during the experiments. We will improve the monitoring system of the experiments to meet the requirements of pharmaceutical firms. Veterinary monitoring procedures and templates have been drawn up and implemented.

 

The Machelen Centre also serves as a logistics base for:

  • The collection of animals suspected of suffering from transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in ruminants or suspected of having rabies;
  • The collection of animals for the screening of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in ruminants.
  • The collection and elimination of animals seized by the FASFC.
  • The organisation of stamping out operations.

 

It has several trucks and vans, mobile slaughter lines for pigs and indispensable equipment for stamping out operations.

 

The Experimental Centre is a valuable and indispensable tool for CODA-CERVA scientists in the fight against animal diseases.

Composition of the Team


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Fax
E-mail
Mostin Laurent+32 (0)2 251 33 2602 251 00 12 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Van Campe Willem+32 474 850 993 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it