The Biocheck.UGent survey and algorithm was developed by the unit for Veterinary Epidemiology of Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, led by Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf.
Jeroen Dewulf graduated as a veterinarian in 1998 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University and finished his PhD at the same faculty on the epidemiology and control of classical swine fever in 2002. In that same year he got his master of science degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics at Utrecht University. He is also diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health since 2005 and founder and chair of board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium. From 2014 onwards, Jeroen Dewulf is full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at Ghent University.
Kenny Vandenbroucke graduated in 2002 as a Master of Science in Electronics and has been working as a communication and IT-specialist skilled in coding, general IT-skills, structured and copy writing, graphic and layout software and general project management. From 2018 onwards, Kenny Vandenbroucke is IT and communications coordinator at the department of reproduction, obstetrics and herd health (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University).
In 2016 Nele Caekebeke graduated as a veterinarian with a major in Scientific Research at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University. At the moment she is working on her PhD, where she is coaching pig and poultry farmers towards improving infection prevention on the farms. She is a member of the local Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and board member of the Veterinary Epidemiology and Economy association. She gives trainings regarding biosecurity in pig and poultry production since 2018.
Andy Vervaet graduated as veterinarian in 2019 at Ghent University, with in a major in Scientific Research and a minor in Pig Production. After his graduation he joined the Epidemiological Unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent. Where he's working full-time on the further development of the Biocheck.Ugent scoring system.