Palestrante: Dr. Mogens Madsen - Dinamarca
Dr. Mogens Madsen graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with specialization in Public Health and Food Hygiene from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen in 1977, and obtained his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from the same university in 1985.
Mogens Madsen served as a lecturer and researcher in veterinary microbiology, parasitology and zoonotic infections at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen until 1994, when he moved to the Danish National Veterinary Institute where he was Head of Department of Poultry and Wildlife Diseases until 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as CEO of Dianova Ltd., a company owned by the Technical University of Denmark dealing with knowledge and technology transfer to the animal and food industry. In 2017, he established his own consulting company providing advice and guidance on food safety and poultry health to producers, retailers and government authorities.
Mogens Madsen was instrumental in the establishment and execution of the Danish National Salmonella Control Programs where he was appointed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries as Chairman of the Technical working groups on salmonella control in broiler and table egg production 1996-2003, and as a member of the Executive Committee for salmonella control in poultry production 1996-2006. In 2007 he was appointed by the European Commission as Chairman of the DG SANCO Task Force on Salmonella control in poultry. He serves as a private expert to the EU Commission, and has participated in several working groups under the EFSA Biological Hazard Panel.
A significant part of Mogens Madsen's career has been international, starting with an FAO secondment as Associate Expert at Botswana Agricultural College 1977-1980, followed by several assignments with the Danish International Development Assistance in Sudan 1982-1983, at the Veterinary Research Laboratory in Harare, Zimbabwe 1977-1982, as Research Coordinator with the Smallholder Poultry Development Network in 2001, and 2006-2009 with capacity building on HPAI detection and control in Bangladesh.
Mogens Madsen's research career has been focused on veterinary microbiology, with particular emphasis on zoonotic pathogens like Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry. He has published more than 125 articles in peer reviewed journals, has contributed with more than 150 proceedings, magazine articles and book chapters, and presented on many seminars and conferences on various aspects of poultry health and poultry zoonoses.