Wageningen University & Research: Annemarie Rebel appointed business unit manager WBVR

The executive board is pleased that Annemarie Rebel will assume this position within Wageningen Bioveterinary Research to continue working on protecting animal health and human health through diagnostics and research that focuses on controlling diseases and infections transmitted between humans and animals.

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wake-up call. Human and animal health are interconnected’, Rebel clarifies. ‘We must be prepared for possible future pandemics. To this end, we must invest in healthy animals and robust systems to prevent outbreaks, if possible, and in early detection and mitigation should they occur. Only thus can we prevent society and the economy from becoming disrupted in the way we have recently witnessed. Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is at the core of these crucial challenges. I am proud to have been offered the opportunity to lead this great research institute and, in doing so, contribute to human and animal health and resilience. The combination with my position as a special professor of healthy and resilient livestock enables me to identify many opportunities for new initiatives and collaboration in research.’

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