João Rodrigo Mesquita
João Mesquita (Mesquita JR) graduated in Veterinary Medicine having received a MSc and a PhD in Virology. He is since 2006 a Professor based at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, and has since then been engaged in several projects relating to the epidemiology of infectious diseases, both in humans and animals. His research interests are focused on animal and human infectious diseases, mainly on zoonotic agents, with special interest on surveillance tools, epidemiology and infection control. He has authored and co-authored several scientific papers and book chapters, and is also an editor of several scientific journals.