The Collaborating Centre has expertise in the detection of human pathogenic parasites, viruses and bacteria as well as fecal indicators in food and water.

Moreover, wide knowledge on pathogen inactivation is available in different matrices such as meat, feces, soil, water and air. Expertise includes ample knowledge on quantitative detection and typing methodologies.


Leading Staff


Eelco Franz, PhD

Food microbiologist, epidemiologist

Joke van der Giessen, DVM PhD

Veterinary Microbiologist, Parasitologist, One Health

Susanne Wuijts, MSc

Advisor Drinking Water, Environmental Engineer

Harold van den Berg, MSc

Water Quality expert

Prof. Ana Maria de Roda Husman

Global changes and Environmental Infectious Diseases