Who we are

Members of the Centre

Institute of Food Hygiene (Section Food Hygiene, Section Meat Hygiene)

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Alter)

Institute of Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke) 

Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcus Doherr)

Associate Members:

Institute of Animal and Environmental Hygiene

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uwe Rössler)

Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine

(Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Prof. Dr. Peter-Henning Clausen)


Internal Organization and Structure

The FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Public Health is led by:

Head of the Centre

Dr. med. vet. Maximilian Baumann

Email:  Maximilian.Baumann@fu-berlin.de

Phone: +49 30 8386 2544

Fax:     +49 30 8386 2547


Deputy Head of the Centre

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. vet. Thomas Alter

Email: Thomas.Alter@fu-berlin.de

Phone: +49 30 8386 2560

The Head of the Centre is responsible for and will call in regular panel meetings at monthly intervals. Meetings will cover

  • Results of communication of the Head or others with the competent persons at FAO/ Rome
  • Current state of running projects
  • Information/ planning of new projects and on finalization of others
  • Monitoring progress of work plan

Activities planned and Projects intended

  • Project may be carried out by one of the Panel Members alone or in cooperation. In every case, a written report is required, containing
  • the initiative or a request from abroad,
  • the cooperation partner(s),
  • the task
  • the consecutive procedure and the results.

An Archive will be established containing all requests, solutions, projects and other activities.