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Stef Bronzwaer

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Head of Advisory Forum and Scientific Cooperation Unit, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Stef Bronzwaer (1967) was born in the Netherlands. At the University of Amsterdam he graduated as medical doctor in 1995. In 2001 he completed his Master of Public Health, and in 2003 his PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen.

As medical doctor he worked shortly in a slum-area near Manila, the Philippines. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands, where he helped establish the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS).

From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the European Commission in Luxembourg where he held responsibility for the proper functioning and coherence of a number of European surveillance networks on communicable diseases. Since February 2006 he works at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), where he is the Head of the Advisory Forum and Scientific Cooperation Unit.

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