The Center has expertise in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment used to estimate public health risk from exposure to human pathogens in food and water through consumption and recreation.

We have developed tools to assess risks such as QMRAspot for surface water. Furthermore, risk assessment as part of the WHO Water Safety Plans as well as EU European Union (European Union) Bathing Water Profiles are available. More information on the developed tools.


Leading Staff


Joke van der Giessen, DVM PhD

Veterinary Microbiologist, Parasitologist, One Health

Prof. Jack  Schijven

 Microbial Risk Assessor

Prof. Ana Maria de Roda Husman

Global changes and Environmental Infectious Diseases