Research director

Ákos Bernard Jóźwiak is a veterinarian, holding a doctoral degree in veterinary sciences. He worked for the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) and its predecessors for 15 years in various positions: he was the head of the National Reference Laboratories, then worked on planning of the risk based sampling and control plans, and was responsible for drafting the Food Chain Safety Strategy 2013-2022 of Hungary. In the recent years he worked in the area of strategic planning, food safety risk assessment and data analysis.

Ákos Bernard Jóźwiak is a member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Advisory Forum and the EFSA Emerging Risk Exchange Network. Through these networks, he participated in many projects and initiatives; and he chairs the EFSA Advisory Forum Data Collection and Modelling Task Force.

Besides, he participated in many international capacity building projects as junior project leader, component leader and expert. He also participates to the Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) initiative of the European Commission as a tutor and leads various university courses. He is the chair of the Hungarian Committee of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS).

In his research activities, he focuses on developing and applying new analytical methods for improving the effectiveness of the food chain safety controls. Within this domain, the main research areas are (1) applying computational science methods for determining emerging risks and for improving risk based controls; (2) epidemiological modelling of diseases; (3) determining the economic burden of foodborne diseases and applying health technology assessment methods for food chain safety decision making.

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