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National Microbiology Focal Points (NMFPs)

The National Microbiology Focal Point (NMFP) is a senior microbiology expert, designated by the Member States to support ECDC by providing his/her knowledge of the technical, scientific and administrative structures of the national public health microbiology system.  The forum of National Microbiology Focal Points provides input to ECDC’s multiannual public health microbiology strategy as well as strategic input to annual priority setting process along the public health microbiology programme, in close cooperation with ECDC’s Advisory Forum and Coordinating Competent Bodies. The forum also provides technical advice on specific projects within the Centre’s public health microbiology programme.
 

 MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES

 
Austria
MEMBERFranz AllerbergerHead Division Human Medicine Food and Safety (Central Office)
ALTERNATEPetra ApfalterElisabethinen Hospital
Belgium
MEMBERSteven Van GuchtHead of the scientific service of Viral DiseasesScientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP)
ALTERNATEMickaël KalaïHead of OD Communicable and infectious DiseasesScientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP)
Bulgaria
MEMBERIva ChristovaHead, National Reference laboratory on Vector-borne infections and Leptospirosis National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
ALTERNATETzvetan VelinovHead, National Reference Laboratory on Control and Monitoring of Antimicrobial ResistanceNational Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Croatia
MEMBERVera Katalinić-JankovićHead, Croatian National Mycobacterium Reference LaboratoryCroatian National Institute of Public Health
ALTERNATEBlazenka HunjakMicrobiology Service, Hrvatski Zavod za Javno Zdravstvo
Cyprus
MEMBERDespo Pieridou-BagatzouniHead of Microbiology DepartmentNicosia General Hospital
ALTERNATESophia KyradjiMedical Officer, Microbiology DepartmentNicosia General Hospital
Czech Republic
MEMBERPavla KrizovaHead of Dept. of Airborne Bacterial Infections in the National Institute of Public Health, Head of the National Reference Laboratory for Meningococcal Infections, Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on StreptococciNational Institute of Public Health
ALTERNATEMartina HavlíčkováHead of Department of respiratory, intestinal and exanthematous viral infections, CEMNational Institute of Public Health
Denmark
MEMBERKurt FuurstedSkejby University Hospital
ALTERNATEThea Kølsen FischerDepartment of virology, Statens Serum Institut
Estonia
MEMBERRita PeetsoHealth Board
ALTERNATEKülli RaeCentral Laboratory for Communicable Diseases, Terviseamet
Finland
MEMBERJaana VuopioNational Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Bacteriology Unit, Helsinki, Finland
ALTERNATECarita Savolainen-KopraVirology Unit, Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos
France
MEMBERChristine SauraInstitute for Public Health Surveillance
ALTERNATEBruno CoignardInstitut de Veille Sanitaire
Germany
MEMBERGuido WernerSenior scientist (medical microbiology), Unit “Nosocomial Infections”Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode Branch, Germany
Greece
MEMBERAlkiviadis VatopoulosDepartment of Microbiology, National School of Public Health
ALTERNATELemonia FtikaMicrobiologistHellenic CDC
Hungary
MEMBERIldiko VisontaiDeputy DirectorNational Center for Epidemiology, Hungary
ALTERNATEAgnes DanieliszDepartment of Epidemiology, Állami Népegészségügyi és Tisztiorvosi Szolgálat
Iceland
MEMBERKarl G. KristinssonDirector of the Department of Clinical MicrobiologyLandspitali University Hospital
Ireland
MEMBEREoghan O’NeilSenior Lecturer in Microbiology Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland; Consultant MicrobiologistJames Connolly Memorial Hospital
ALTERNATERobert CunneyConsultant MicrobiologistHealth Protection Surveillance Centre
Italy
MEMBERGiovanni RezzaDirector of DepartmentDepartment of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
ALTERNATEPaola StefanelliSenior ResearcherReference Laboratory of Meningoccal Meningitis, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Latvia
MEMBERNicole Werner-KeišsCentre for Disease Prevention and Control, Riga
ALTERNATEArta Olga BalodeSlimību profilakses un kontroles centrs
Liechtenstein
MEMBERSabine ErneOffice of Public Health, Country Administration of Principality of Liechtenstein
Lithuania
MEMBERAlgirdas GriškevičiusHead of Clinical Testing DepartmentNational Public Health Surveillance Laboratory
ALTERNATETatjana KazanovaDepartment of Microbiology of Environmental Testing, Nacionalinė visuomenės sveikatos priežiūros laboratorija
Luxembourg
MEMBERJoël MossongLaboratoire National de Sante
ALTERNATEMatthias OppLaboratoire National de Sante
Malta
MEMBERChristopher BarbaraDirector of the Pathology LaboratoriesMater Dei Hospital
ALTERNATEPaul CaruanaMater Dei Hospital
Netherlands
MEMBERBerry OverbeekNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment
ALTERNATEEllen StobberinghNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Norway
MEMBERIngeborg Sundsvalen AabergeDepartment DirectorNorwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
ALTERNATEDominique CaugantDeputy Department DirectorNorwegian Institute of Public Health
Poland
MEMBERWaleria HryniewiczHead of Department of Epidemiology and Clinical MicrobiologyNational Medicines Institute, Warsaw
ALTERNATERafal GierczynskiDepartment of Bacterology, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego - Państwowy Zakład Higieny
Portugal
MEMBERJorge Costa MachadoCoordenador do Departamento de Doencas InfecciosasInstituto Nacional de Saude Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisboa
Romania
MEMBERMaria DamianInstitutul National de Cercetare -Dezvoltare pentru Microbiologie si Imunologie Cantacuzino
ALTERNATELuminita Smaranda IancuNational Institute of Public Health
Slovakia
MEMBERCyril KlementHead of the Medical Microbiology DepartmentRegional Public Health Authority
ALTERNATELucia MaďarovaRegional Public Health Authority
Slovenia
MEMBERMetka ParagiHead of the Department of medical MicrobiologyInstitute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia
ALTERNATEKatarina Prosenc TrilarVirologistDepartment of Medical Microbiology
Spain
MEMBERManuel Cuenca-EstrellaHead of the Spanish National Center for MicrobiologyInstituto de Salud Carlos III
ALTERNATEJosé Miguel Rubio MuñozNational Centre for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Sweden
MEMBERKarin Tegmark-WisellDepartment of Analysis and Prevention, Smittskyddsinstitutet
ALTERNATEHans GainesActing Head, Department of PreparednessSwedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control
United Kingdom
MEMBERMaria ZambonPublic Health England (Colindale)
ALTERNATENandini ShettyPublic Health England (Colindale)
 

 OBSERVERS

 
Albania
MEMBERAndi KoraqiMicrobiologistTirana University Hospital Centre
ALTERNATEShpetim QyraHead, Laboratory ServiceControl of Infectious Diseases Department, Institute of Public Health
Bosnia and Herzegovina
MEMBERMirsada HukićInstitute of Microbiology, Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo
ALTERNATEPava DimitrijevićEpidemiologistPublic Health Institute, Republic of Srpska
Kosovo*
MEMBERGjyle Mulliqi-OsmaniMicrobiologistDepartment of Microbiology, National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo*, and University of Prishtina, Kosovo*
ALTERNATEArsim KurtiMicrobiologistDepartment of Microbiology, National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo*, and University of Prishtina, Kosovo*
Montenegro
MEMBERZoran VratnicaDirector, Centre for Medical MicrobiologyInstitute of Public Health
Serbia
MEMBERZora JelesićHead of the Center for MicrobiologyInstitute for Public Health of Vojvodina
ALTERNATEIvana ĆirkovićHead, Reference Laboratory for Staphylococcus and EnterococcusInstitute of Microbiology and Immunology, Belgrade
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
MEMBERMilena PetrovskaDirector, Institute of Microbiology and ParasitologyMedical Faculty, University Ss Ciril and Methodius, Skopje
ALTERNATEGolubinka BoshevskaHead, Laboratory for Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Institute of Public Health
Turkey
MEMBERYavuz UyarHead, Department of Microbiology Reference LaboratoriesPublic Health Institution of Turkey
ALTERNATESelçuk KılıçMicrobiology Specialist Public Health Institution of Turkey
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