Director of Research
Head of the Avian and Rabbit Virology Immunology and Parasitology Unit
Head of France's National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
A graduate of the Maison Alfort Veterinary School and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Lyon, Dr. Véronique Jestin has worked for 30 years in research on animal diseases and, more particularly, on avian viral infections. She also holds accreditation from the University of Rennes to direct research.
In France, she currently heads the Avian and Rabbit Virology Immunology and Parasitology Research and Scientific Support Unit. She is also the head of France's National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (one of the major laboratories in Europe given the scale and diversity of poultry farming in France).
These entities are both located in Ploufragan, in Brittany, and are attached to AFSSA, the French Food Safety Agency.