National Microbiology Focal Points

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National Microbiology Focal Points (NMFPs)

A 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

Franz Allerberger, member
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

Petra Apfalter, alternate
Elisabethinen Hospital (Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen Linz)

Belgium

Steven Van Gucht, member
Sciensano

Katelijne Dierick, alternate
Sciensano

Bulgaria

Iva Christova, member
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

Stefka Krumova-Ivanova, alternate
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Национален център по заразни и паразитно болести)

Croatia

Vera Katalinić-Janković, member
Croatian National Institute of Public Health (Hrvatski Zavod za Javno Zdravstvo)

Blazenka Hunjak, alternate
Croatian National Institute of Public Health (Hrvatski Zavod za Javno Zdravstvo)

Cyprus

Despo Pieridou, member
Nicosia General Hospital (Γενικού Νοσοκομείου Λευκωσίας)

Christos Karagiannis, alternate
Nicosia General Hospital (Γενικού Νοσοκομείου Λευκωσίας)

Czech Republic

Pavla Křížová, member
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

Martina Havlíčková, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Státní zdravotní ústav, SZU)

Denmark

Thea Kølsen Fisher, member
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

Christan Rune Stensvold, alternate
Statens Serum Institut (SSI)

Estonia

Rita Peetso, member
Health Board (Terviseamet)

Külli Rae, alternate
Health Board (Terviseamet)

Finland

Saara Salmenlinna, member
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

Carita Savolainen-Kopra, alternate
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, THL)

France

Bruno Coignard, member
French Public Health Agency (Santé publique France)

Germany

Guido Werner, member
Robert Koch Institute (Wernigerode) (RKI)

Annette Mankertz, alternate
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Greece

Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, member
National School of Public Health (Εθνική Σχολή Δημόσιας Υγείας)

Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, alternate
Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Κέντρο Ελέγχου & Πρόληψης Νοσημάτων (νότος))

Hungary

Ákos Tóth, member
National Center for Epidemiology (Országos Epidemiológiai Központ)

Dánielisz Ágnes, alternate
Ministry of Human Capacities (Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma)

Iceland

Karl G. Kristinsson, member
Landspitali University Hospital (Landspítali)

Hjördís Hardardóttir, alternate
Landspitali University Hospital (Landspítali)

Ireland

Eleanor McNamara, member
Cherry Orchard Hospital, Public Health Laboratory

Robert Cunney, alternate
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSE)

Italy

Annalisa Pantosti, member
National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS)

Paola Stefanelli, alternate
National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS)

Latvia

Violeta Mavcutko, member
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs)

Jeļena Storoženko, alternate
Latvia Centre of Infectious Diseases (Latvijas Infektologijas Centrs)

Liechtenstein

Marina Jamnicki Abegg, member
Principality of Liechtenstein (Liechtensteinische Landesverwaltung)

Lithuania

Algirdas Griškevičius, member
National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory (Nacionalinė visuomenės sveikatos priežiūros laboratorija)

Ilona Kušlevičiūtė, alternate
National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory (Nacionalinė visuomenės sveikatos priežiūros laboratorija) 

Luxembourg

Joël Mossong, member
National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire National de Sante)

Trung Nguyen, alternate
National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire National de Sante)

Malta 

Christopher Barbara, member
Pathology laboratory (Spar Mater Dei)

Paul Caruana, alternate
Pathology laboratory (Spar Mater Dei)

Netherlands 

Titia Kortbeek, member
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

Bettie Voordouw, alternate
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, RIVM)

Norway 

Ulf Dahle, member
National Institute of Public Health (Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, FHI)

Dominique Caugant, alternate
National Institute of Public Health (Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, FHI)

Poland 

Anna Skoczynska, member
National Medicines Institute (Narodowy Instytut Leków)

Rafal Gierczyński, alternate
National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene (Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego - Państwowy Zakład Higieny)

Portugal 

Jorge Costa Machado, member
National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, INSA) 

Romania 

Gabriel Ionescu, member
National Institute of Research and Development for Microbiology and Immunology "Cantacuzino" (NIRDMI "Cantacuzino")

Olga Dorobat, alternate
National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof.Dr.Matei Bals" (Institutul Național de Boli Infecţioase „Prof.Dr. Matei Balş”)

Slovakia 

Cyril Klement, member
Regional Public Health Authority (Regionálny Úrad Verejného Zdravotníctva Banská Bystrica)

Lucia Maďarova, alternate
Regional Public Health Authority (Regionálny Úrad Verejného Zdravotníctva Banská Bystrica)

Slovenia 

Metka Paragi, member
Centre for Medical Microbiology (Nacionalni laboratorij za zdravje, okolje in hrano)

Katarina Prosenc Trilar, alternate
Laboratory for Public Health Virology (Laboratorij za Javnozdravstveno Virologijo)

Spain 

Julio Moreno Vazquez, member
National Centre of Microbiology (Instituto de Salud Carlos III)

José Miguel Rubio Muñoz, alternate
National Centre of Microbiology (Instituto de Salud Carlos III)

Sweden 

Karin Tegmark-Wisell, member
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

Hans Gaines, alternate
Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten)

United Kingdom 

Maria Zambon, member
Public Health England (PHE)

Nandini Shetty, alternate
Public Health England (PHE)

 

OBSERVERS

Albania

Andi Koraqi, member

Tirana University Hospital Centre (Quendra Spitalore Universitare)

Shpetim Qyra, alternate

National Institute of Public Health (Instituti i Shëndetit Publik)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amela Dedeić-Ljubović, member

Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo (Klinički centar Univerziteta u Sarajevu)

Pava Dimitrijević, alternate

Public Health Institute of Republika Srpska (Institut za javno zdravstvo)

Kosovo*

Gjyle Mulliqi-Osmani, member

National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (Instituti Kombetar i Shendetesise Publike te Kosoves)

Arsim Kurti, alternate

National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (Instituti Kombetar i Shendetesise Publike te Kosoves)

Montenegro

Zoran Vratnica, member

Centre for Medical Microbiology (Centar za medicinsku mikrobiologiju)

Serbia

Ivana Ćirković, member

Institute of Microbiology and Immunology (Институт за микробиологију и имунологију)

Ljiljana Pavlovic, alternate

Institute of Microbiology and Immunology (Институт за микробиологију и имунологију)

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Milena Petrovska, member

University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (Универзитет „Св. Кирил и Методиј“ во Скопје)

Golubinka Boshevska, alternate

Institute for Public Health of Republic of Macedonia (Институт за јавно здравје на РМ)

Turkey

Selçuk Kılıç, member

Public Health Institution of Turkey (Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu)

Fatma Gülay Korukluoğlu, alternate

Public Health Institution of Turkey (Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Kurumu)