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Yvette de Haas appointed head of the Animal Health & Welfare department

Published on
April 14, 2022

As of May 1st, Dr. Yvette de Haas will be starting in the position of head of department Animal Health & Welfare at Wageningen Livestock Research.

Manager of this research institute Gert van Duinkerken states: “We are confident that we are welcoming a people and team oriented leader, with a strong scientific background, and a national and international network in science and industry. Collaborative, eager to innovate in the field of animal science, and motivated to contribute to the wellbeing of animals and the sustainability of agri-food systems.”

Education and career

Yvette de Haas (1974) is currently programme manager and deputy head of the department on Animal Breeding & Genomics. After completion of her MSc in animal science in 1999 (with honours), she obtained her PhD degree with a thesis on ‘Somatic cell count patterns: Improving udder health by breeding and management’. Previously, she worked as a scientist at the Animal Sciences Group in Lelystad, as a postdoc at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, and as a scientist at the breeding company CRV in Arnhem.

Yvette is experienced in public-private partnerships, such as Climate Smart Cattle Breeding and Breed4Food and theme leader of the WUR investment programme on Data-driven Discoveries in a Changing Climate. This theme focusses on climate adaptation. Furthermore she is one of the two main organisers of the World Conference on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from July 3 to 8, 2022.

Yvette de Haas is the successor of Prof. Annemarie Rebel, who is leading the research institute Wageningen Bioveterinary Research since March 1st, 2022.