Johannes Charlier, DVM, PhD, Dip. EVPC
Johannes Charlier (Belgian) graduated as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Ghent University) in 2002. From 2002 to 2015, he worked as a researcher at the Laboratory of Parasitology (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University) and specialized in the diagnosis, epidemiology and economics of helminth infections in cattle. He acquired international expertise being part of EU-funded projects PARASOL and GLOWORM. His research led to the development of 2 ELISA kits that assess the exposure of dairy cattle to gastrointestinal nematodes and liver fluke and estimate the impact of these infections on animal productivity. Johannes is founder of ParaCalc®, an open-access web-platform where researchers on parasitic diseases of livestock can translate their models to tools of use to veterinarians and extension workers. Johannes works in a collaborative network with agricultural economists and social scientists with the aim to achieve more efficient parasite control.
In 2015, he joined Avia-GIS where he translates the gained knowledge in health information systems for the veterinary community. He is editor of the journal BMC Veterinary Research, section Parasitology and project manager of DISCONTOOLS, a European project to prioritize animal health research towards the development of novel diagnostics, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.