External Expert Advisory Board

External Experts Advisory Board (EEAB) is a means of direct interaction with some stakeholders, extending FNS-Cloud’s expertise beyond of the consortium and, indeed, the European Union.

Members of the EEAB also help with identification of stakeholders and multipliers, offer feedback on innovation management, sustainability, and governance, and a route for introductions to potential users.

Christian Baumgartner

Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. (DE)

As a vet and cattle specialist, Christian has experience of non-profit organisations’ activities in veterinary medicine, milk production, dairy industry best practice, and research, as well as animal sport, nationally and internationally. He has contributed, as laboratory professional for raw milk analysis and expert, to international harmonisation and standardisation of analytical methods and procedures.

Currently, Christian is Managing Director of Milchprüfring Bayern e.V., State-licensed organisation for raw milk quality control in Bavaria and as Managing Director of AiM GmbH (Analytik in Milch Produktions und Vertriebs GmbH), a specialised enterprise producing microbiological inhibitor test systems for milk and milk products to improve dairy herd management and dairy cattle welfare. 

Neil Hall

Director, Earlham Institute (UK)

Neil has been working in genomics for more than 15 years, most recently as Director of the Earlham Institute. Previously, he has led research groups at the Sanger Institute, The Institute for Genomic Research, and The University of Liverpool. Neil’s research focuses on comparative and evolutionary genomics in pathogens (particularly parasitic protists) to understand the molecular basis of important phenotypes such as virulence and host specificity. His group also apply genomics to the analysis of microbial communities in order to understand how they may influence health or respond to changing environments.

Larisa Soldatova

Goldsmiths, University of London

Larisa Soldatova is an internationally recognised expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in life sciences, specialising in knowledge representation and reasoning. Currently, Larisa is co-leading Action on Cancer, funded by EPSRC (UK), which aims to develop an AI system assisting with personalised treatments for cancer. The results of Larisa’s work are published in high-profile journals, such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Daniel Spichtinger

Independent consultant (AT)

Daniel is an independent consultant working on EU research policy and open science, including open access and data management policies. From 2012-2018, Daniel was part of the team dealing with open science in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation. In this capacity, he contributed to development of Horizon 2020 open access policies, including design and implementation of the Open Access to Research Data Pilot.

Food Nutrition Security Cloud (FNS-Cloud) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (H2020-EU.3.2.2.3. – A sustainable and competitive agri-food industry) under Grant Agreement No. 863059. Information and views set out across this website are those of the Consortium and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion or position of the European Union. Neither European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use that may be made of the information contained herein.


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