On 12 December 2016 Dr. Hubert Deluyker (Scientific Adviser to the EFSA Executive Director) will give a TARN lecture entitled ‘Is Risk assessment a scientific discipline?’ in Maastricht.

Dr. Hubert Deluyker is EFSA’s Scientific Adviser, providing the Executive Director with advice on issues related to EFSA’s scientific activities and working in close cooperation with the Authority’s scientific directors.

Dr. Deluyker joined EFSA in 2004. He established and was acting Head of EFSA’s Assessment Methodology Unit (now the Scientific Assessment Support Unit) prior to developing and becoming the Director of EFSA’s former Scientific Co-operation and Assistance Directorate from 2007 to May 2011. He was Director of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Directorate from May to October 2011, when he was appointed Director of Science Strategy and Coordination, a post he held until 16 May 2013.

Before working for EFSA he was a clinical research scientist in the field of animal health from 1989 to 2004 for Pfizer Belgium, where he led a range of multidisciplinary and multinational research and development projects. He was also Associate Professor in Epidemiology from 1991 to 2000 at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he established the School’s teaching and research programme on epidemiology. He previously worked as District Veterinary Officer for the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture.

He holds a PhD in Epidemiology and a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He also holds a Masters in Administration from the U.C. Davis School of Management and a BA in Business Administration from St. Aloysius College, Brussels.hubertdeluyker

The lecture will take place from 10.00-11.30 at the Karl Dittrich Hall, Bonnefantenstraat 2, Maastricht.


12 December 2016: TARN Lecture in Maastricht