Wageningen Bioveterinary Research in Lelystad is an independent research institute and national reference laboratory for several animal diseases. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research performs veterinary research to safeguard animal and public health in the Netherlands.
My personal ambition includes a greater visibility of Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and to further expand the activities in the area of contract research and public-private partnership.
The developments over the past years in the area of human and animal health have unmistakably shown that an intensive collaboration between the different 'columns', human and veterinary, is not only profitable but also necessary. Such an integrated and interdisciplinary approach from the perspective of the One Health concept is the opportunity to jointly achieve considerable progress.