LVIII Poultry Symposium

Irene Iglesias

PhD in veterinary epidemiology from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). She works as Senior Scientist in the Epidemiology and Environmental Health Group of the CISA (Animal Health Research Center) of the National Institute for Agrarian Research (INIA-CSIC). Specialized in conventional and spatial epidemiology applied to animal health. During the last 18 years, its R&D activity has focused on epidemiological studies of relevant infectious diseases in animal health, especially at the domestic-wild-human interface, under a One Health approach. The ultimate goal of these investigations is to improve knowledge of disease dynamics to improve the design of disease prevention and control plans. Many of the results obtained have been transferred and applied at the national and international level to improve surveillance and control plans for diseases that are so relevant to animal health or public health, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), swine fever africana (ASF), SARS-CoV-2 in animals, rabies, and salmonella.

The result of these investigations can be summarized in the participation in 38 international and national projects, 60 scientific and/or technical publications, 4 books, 92 international and national congresses, 5 national and international stays in groups of recognized prestige in animal health, continues editorial work and scientific evaluation committees, technology transfer with official organizations and national and international companies, preparation of scientific and scientific-technical reports, academic, sectoral and ministerial teaching and tutorial work, to national and international health officials.