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Prof Carlos Gonçalo das Neves

Prof Carlos Gonçalo das Neves

Director of Research and Internationalization, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Carlos Gonçalo das Neves graduated in Veterinary Medicine, from the Technical University of Lisbon in 2004, and obtained his doctorate (PhD) in veterinary science, specialty Virology in 2009 from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Sciences.

With scientific papers published in international scientific journals and extensive experience of scientific project coordination Dr. Carlos das Neves is currently the Director of Research and Internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute in Oslo, responsible for coordination of research staff of more than 150 researchers working in more than 20 different disciplines.

He served previously for three years as Head of Virology and two years as Head of Food Safety & Emerging Threats at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. He holds a joint position on ONE HEALTH and wildlife at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Tromsø, and has been promoted to research professor in 2018.

Prof. das Neves has developed his scientific research in the field of virology in wildlife species and accumulated over these years extensive experience of fieldwork across the Arctic.  We works mostly today with topics related to ONE HEALTH and emerging threats, especially viral zoonosis and antimicrobial resistance, also with a focus on LMICs.

In 2013 he obtained the diploma of specialist of the European College of Zoological Medicine in the area of Wildlife Population Health and was appointed by the Norwegian Government in 2014 as an expert in animal welfare and health of the National Food Safety Committee.

He is currently the President of the Wildlife Disease Association and the Wildlife Population Health specialty chair for the European College of Zoological Medicine. In 2020 Prof. das Neves was also appointed by Norway to join the group of international experts at IPBES working on the relation between biodiversity and pandemics.

Dr. Carlos das Neves has also served as Honorary Consul of Portugal in Norway between 2010 and 2017.