Georges Daube is a veterinarian, graduated in 1985 from the University of Liège. He also holds a certificate degree in Public Health from the University of Brussels, a PhD in Veterinary Science at the University of Liège and a Graduate Diploma of Food Microbiology and Hygiene from the University of Lille. He is also a Diplomate of the European College of veterinary Specialists, speciality "Veterinary Public Health: Food Science" (ECVPH). He is currently professor at the University of Liège and is responsible for the teaching of food microbiology in the Department of Food Science. He was elected Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from 1 October 2015.
His research is concerned with the study of the microbial flora of food with particular interest for anaerobes (Bifidobacterium, Clostridium) by culture methods or molecular genetics. The study of microbial ecosystems through food analysis techniques without prior culture (real-time PCR, metagenomics) in controlled models and in production sectors is the basis of his research in predictive microbiology and microbial quantitative risk assessment in the food chain.
He is a member of numerous scientific committee in Belgium and abroad. He has created several companies "spin-off" from his research lab including "Quality Partner", one of the leader Belgian company specialized in quality control for agri-food sector. He is the author of over 130 scientific publications and over 280 conference papers. He was promoter of 7 PhD and more than 90 Master dissertations. He is the holder of two patents and two proposals.