Dr. Wesley Mattheus DrPH
In 2010 Wesley Mattheus obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Bioengineering Sciences of the KULeuven for the genetic characterization and modification of biosynthetic clusters of new antibiotics. In 2010 he started as responsible of the National Reference Laboratory Antibiotic Resistance in foodborne pathogens. Since 2011, he heads the Human National Reference Centers for Salmonella, Shigella, Listeria and Neisseria associated with the unit ‘Gastrointestinal diseases and Bacterial meningitides’. He is responsible for the quality assurance of the diagnostic and surveillance activities carried out here under ISO15189 and ISO17025 accreditation.