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14th November 2018

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Serge Planton


Serge Planton is a French engineer graduate of the « École Polytechnique » and of the National School of Meteorology.

Until 2016, he was head of the climate research group at the National Center for Meteorological Research (CNRM), the joint research center of CNRS (“Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique”) and Météo-France.
He conducted his main research activities in the field of climate modeling and in the field of ocean-atmosphere interactions.

His recent research activity is focused on the issue of climate change detection in the observations and of the attribution of the causes of these changes.
He participates in several national and European research projects on the themes of climate modeling, of the simulation of future climate scenarios, of the detection / attribution of climate change and of climate services.

He contributed recently to the Fifth assessment report of IPCC (AR5) as a review editor of a chapter on the evaluation of models and as a glossary editor.
He is also involved in the production of reports regarding future climate scenarios within the context of the national plan of adaptation to climate change.
He was recently part of the production of an internal report of ANSES (“French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) on the impact of climate change on worker health in France.

Ludovic Plée

After graduating from the National Veterinary College of Nantes in 2001, Ludovic Plée enrolled in a Master’s programme in Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the Colorado State University, United States. 
Thanks to a grant from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), he wrote a Master’s thesis on the comparison of two existing models on BSE (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
After completing his Master’s, he worked from 2003 to 2006 as a veterinary advisor on BSE and other cattle diseases at the “Fédération Nationale des Groupements de Défense Sanitaire du Bétail” (FNGDSB) in Paris, France.
From 2006 to 2009, he joined the French Food Safety Agency (now ANSES) working on risk assessment and risk assessment methodology in the Animal Health Risk Assessment Unit (UERASA). 
From 2009 to 2016 he worked as an Epidemiologist/Response Veterinary Officer and then as the Manager ad interim at the OIE/FAO Crisis Management Center-Animal Health (CMC-AH).
There, he specialised in  the emergency response to animal diseases  in the FAO member countries and worked as trainer for the Good Emergency Management Practice (GEMP) workshop for Veterinary Services.
He is now working as a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Programme Manager in the FAO office of West Bank and Gaza Strip, based in Jerusalem.
Besides his working experiences, Ludovic Plée took part in various expert groups for the EFSA, CIRAD, FAO, the French Ministry of Agriculture and OIE, on BSE, risk assessment and on preparedness and response planning.

Muriel Vayssier Taussat

Muriel Vayssier Taussat is the head of Animal Health Division of INRA, which is, with 18 research unit, 3 experimental units and over 1000 staff, a community dedicated to research on animal health and veterinary public health.
Her own research interest is on the zoonotic transmission of tick-borne pathogens. Recent applications of new technologies revealed the complexity of the microbes carried by ticks.
Her research thus focused on the appreciation of this complex system to deepen our understanding of tick-borne pathogens, leading to a more integrated view that embraces the tick “pathobiome”: the pathogenic agent integrated within its abiotic and biotic environments.
She coordinates a programme on this topic, funded by the ANR, the French national research agency, which brings together physicians, veterinarians, researchers to understand tick-borne diseases better and to fight them more efficiently.
She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles and involves herself in popularizing science by writing articles for the French or international general press.

Jonathan Suk

Jonathan Suk is a Senior Expert, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden.
His work at ECDC has focused on strategic preparedness planning and on the drivers and determinants of emerging infectious diseases.
In 2015, he contributed to the Ebola response in Guinea through the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. He was nominated as a New Voice in Global Health by the Lancet and World Health Summit in 2014.
Jonathan Suk has a BSc. in microbiology & immunology from McGill University and a PhD in science & technology studies from the University of Edinburgh.
Before joining ECDC in 2007, he spent time working in academia and in the biopharmaceutical industry.