Johannes Charlier graduated as a veterinarian from Ghent University in 2002. From 2002 to 2015, he worked first as a doctoral and later senior researcher/research team leader at the Laboratory of Parasitology (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University) where he specialized in the diagnosis, epidemiology and economics of helminth infections in ruminants. After working as scientific director for Avia-GIS during 2 years, in 2017 he founded the consulting agency Kreavet with the aim to provide scientific support to companies, research/public institutions and professional organizations that are developing sustainable animal health solutions. Since 2007, he is a diplomate member of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. He is (co-)author of > 70 peer-reviewed articles in the field of parasitology and has received 3 scientific prizes for his scientific contributions, including the Peter Nansen Young Scientist Award of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). Johannes sits in the board of several scientific organizations and is Editor of BMC Veterinary Research, section Parasitology.
Johannes is also project manager of DISCONTOOLS, a European project driven by the different stakeholders of animal health to prioritize animal health research for the development of novel diagnostics, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.