Prof. Dr. Etienne Thiry

doctor in veterinary medicine, doctor in veterinary sciences

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Public Health - Population Medicine

Etienne Thiry was born on the 4th of April 1957 in Etterbeek (Brussels). He was graduated as doctor in veterinary medicine in 1980 and in veterinary sciences (PhD) in 1985. He was recognized in 2001 as diplomate of the European College for Veterinary Public Health. He is full professor and head of veterinary virology and viral diseases laboratory, faculty of veterinary medicine, Liège university, Belgium. He is also part time professor of veterinary virology at the free university of Brussels. Etienne Thiry is member of several scientific committees: the National Committee for Microbiology of the Belgian Royal Academy; chairman of the scientific committee of the Belgian Food Safety Agency (Afsca); chairman of the expert committee for animal health and welfare at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses). His research interests cover several aspects of animal virology, especially the study of animal virus-host interactions and the short term evolution of viral populations through genetic recombination and reassortment in herpesviruses, noroviruses, hepeviruses and orbiviruses. These scientific activities generated more than 470 papers in specialised scientific journals (h-index 37).