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Researcher

Veronique Dermauw

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    Veronique Dermauw is a scientific fellow (postdoc) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences (Unit of Veterinary Helminthology) of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

    She completed her PhD (IWT scholarship) and Master in Veterinary Sciences at Ghent University. After holding a postdoc position at KULeuven, she joined the team of professor Dorny at ITM in March 2015. As a scientific fellow in the research unit, she is involved in several research and capacity strengthening consortia (NIH ‘EFECAB’, Bill & Melinda Gates ‘CYSTICO’, DGD-ITM Framework Agreements 3 & 4) in the South (e.g. DR Congo, South Africa, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia). Within these projects, she is responsible for project management, planning and execution of field activities as well as for conducting the data analysis. Her work focusses on zoonotic helminth and foodborne infections of veterinary and public health importance (e.g., taeniasis/cysticercosis, echinococcosis). In 2021, she succesfully obtained her MSc degree in Statistical Data Analysis (Ghent University).

    She is the ITM director of  the MSc Global One Health (former MSc Tropical Animal Health), that focusses on interactions between human, animal and environmental health, following the One Health approach and is organized collaboratively between ITM and the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is also module coordinator in the MSc Global One Health, and is teaching in ITM’s MSc in Tropical Medicine.

    She's ITM coordinator for the capacity strengthening DGD-ITM 2022-2026 South Africa programme (DVTD component), as well as topic coordinator in the Vietnam, Ethiopia, and DR Congo programmes. She is lead project writer, and copromotor of the VLIR-UOS 'EmFaVie' and FWO-NAFOSTED 'FasciCoM' projects.

    Her research interests include tropical (veterinary) medicine, public health, zoonoses and diagnostic methods.