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List of researchers interested in becoming an Outgoing phase Host Supervisor

Name & Contact DetailsOrganisationResearch areas of interestExperience of Mentoring & Supervision

Andres M. Perez

Email Address




Research Group

Center for Animal Health and Food Safety

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Minnesota


Epidemiology, Food animals, Policy, Data analysis, International medicine

The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) improves global animal health, food safety, and public health by building veterinary public health capacity, providing fact sheets and policy summaries, facilitating collaborative research, responding to emerging foreign animal diseases, and delivering relevant outreach. CAHFS is one of five World Animal Health Organization (OIE)-designated collaborating centers for capacity building of veterinary services worldwide. Creating and facilitating strong working relationships among food systems professionals and organizations, governmental entities, and academia is at the core of CAHFS. CAHFS believes an interdisciplinary approach is required to successfully address food safety issues drawing upon the knowledge, skills, and vision of all those involved.

Research area of interest for application:

The applicant will have an opportunity to work on quantitative analysis of epidemiological data (spatial analysis, risk analysis, modeling), mostly focused on food animal systems, with an application to capacity building of veterinary services in the U.S. and internationally.

Chair of the scientific committee of GEOVET in Sydney, Australia, 2010, and Valdivia, Chile, 2016, and member of the scientific committee of GEOVET in London, UK, 2013. 

President of the Ibero-American Society of Preventive Medicine and Veterinary Epidemiology (SIEVPM) and co-chair of the SIEPM meeting in Merida, Mexico (2010) and chair of the scientific committee of the SIEVPM meeting in Buenos Aires (2014).

Director of an OIE collaborating center on capacity building (CAHFS, Minnesota) and former director of an FAO reference center in veterinary epidemiology (CADMS, UC Davis).

Collaborating scientist/advisor to the USDA/ARS Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center and for the Argentine Animal Health Service.

Led a number of educational activities (teaching courses, workshops, leading consultancies) on quantitative epidemiology (modeling, spatial analysis, risk analysis) in Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Spain, South Africa, the UK, the US, Uganda, Uruguay, and Tajikistan. 

Supervised more than 30 graduate students in the field of animal health and food safety.

Chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science and member of the editorial board of a number of scientific journals.

Iain Brownlee

Research Profile & Email Address

Research Group




CSIRO Nutrition & Health Program, 


Dietary fibre; diet and gastric reflux; whole grains; wholegrain foods; seaweed bioactives; gastrointestinal physiology

The Nutrition & Health team utilise in vitro and animal models to assess the potential for how novel crops, food products and bioactives may impact on health. The group also apply randomised, controlled trials (in a world-leading facility to evaluate the direct income of dietary intake on acute and long-term parameters of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and metabolic health. Further expertise include running systematic reviews and meta-analyses to evaluate the relation of foods with health, particularly in relation to health claim substantiation. They have developed and substantiated online tools to aid in weight management and are also involved in evaluation of novel diagnostic targets for a range of health outcomes, including colorectal cancer.

Research area of interest for application:

Dr Brownlee’s previous work has particularly focused on how dietary fibre, whole grains and seaweeds may impact on long-term health. He has particular interest in evaluating how foods may impact of gastrointestinal health, body weight and cardiometabolic health. His previous work has involved developments of methods to screen to putative bioactivity of a wide range of isolated dietary fibres. He is also involved in a number of on-going studies evaluating dietary habit and beliefs in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Brownlee has previously successfully supervised 4 successful PhD candidates and has been in charge of a team of 5 academics (in relation to teaching and research activities) and has also supervised 4 Research Assistants and 2 Experimental Officers.


Peter Demeyer

Email Address

Web Page


Environmental Technology Group Leader at ILVO

Technology and Food Science - Agricultural Engineering Department,

FILVO - landers Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food



Environmental technology, livestock emissions, indoor air quality, ventilation techniques, energy efficiency, policy support

The Environmental Technology research group works in the field of characterizing, evaluating and reducing the environmental impact of agricultural production techniques. The main activity of this research group is to develop measuring and research techniques in order to optimize existing and new production techniques. The focus is on reducing air emissions in barn systems (source-oriented and end-of-pipe) and also on the rational use of energy in greenhouse horticulture.

Research area of interest for application:

  • measuring indoor air quality (mainly gas and fine dust concentrations) and emissions at mechanically (pigs, chickens) and naturally (cattle) ventilated animal housing systems;
  • testing techniques with potential reduced environmental impact, on a lab scale, in scaled test setups and under practical conditions;
  • developing mathematical and mechanistic models for the characterization of emission processes and air flows (including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications); Our work aims to support policy makers, SMEs and farmers.

Currently, Dr. Demeyer research team consists of 10 people of which 6 postdocs. I am co-promotor of 8 finished and 3 ongoing PhDs.

Jarissa Maselyne

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Web Page


Publication Overview

Precision Pig Farming Team Leader at ILVO

Technology and Food Science - Agricultural Engineering Precision Livestock Farming Department

ILVO - Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food


Precision livestock farming, precision pig farming, like for example internet of things, RFID, localization

Jarissa Maselyne, PhD MSc, is an electromechanical engineer with a PhD on 'Automated monitoring of feeding and drinking patterns in growing-finishing pigs: towards a warning system for performance, health and welfare in individual pigs'. She is working as a researcher in the group of Agricultural Engineering, with her main focus on Precision Pig Farming and IoT activities. She is also vice-president of the Precision Livestock Farming committee at EAAP. In the domain of Agricultural Engineering at ILVO we develop innovative animal and environment-friendly agricultural systems with solid expertise in precision livestock farming, emissions, energy use, spray application techniques, and fertilizer spreaders. We integrate these novelties into innovative production systems for local and international projects (for example H2020 projects). We combine technical competence with mathematical and IT-based methods. We build prototypes and develop experimental setups in our own workshop. We have extensive experience in the development of technical solutions in the domains of both agriculture and fisheries. We also give advice for new practices and technology on farms and for SMEs. In the topic of precision pig farming a lot of work has been put in monitoring of behavior, lameness and illness of individual pigs and sows (SowSIS, PigWise, IoF2020, several PhDs, etc.) the last couple of years.

Dr. Maselyne is supervisor of 4 people at the moment (BSc, MSc, PhD, post-doc). She is coordinating the activities of ILVO at the IoF2020 project (iof2020.eu) and has experience in supervising bachelor and master thesis students and PhD students. She has been involved in several projects, from proposal writing till execution and supervision.