Jeroen De Buck

Professor and Chair, Bacterial Diseases of Dairy Cows, University of Calgary

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: AgriFood

Jeroen De Buck received his master’s in bioengineering sciences, majoring in cell and gene technologies. He also earned a master’s in laboratory animal sciences and PhD. in veterinary medicine at Ghent University in Belgium. Jeroen’s area of expertise is veterinary microbiology, with a special interest in Paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) in ruminants and bovine mastitis. His research program focuses on bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions to improve current vaccination strategies and find new diagnostic targets. Related to Johne’s disease, Jeroen is investigating the susceptibility and transmission, pathobiology, host immune response, early biomarkers, and molecular epidemiology. With respect to bovine mastitis, he is developing fast bacterial speciation and genotyping techniques and has a particular interest in coagulase-negative staphylococci in order to clarify their role as mastitis pathogens. Furthermore, Jeroen’s lab is studying the involvement of Treponema spp. in digital dermatitis in cattle, and developing several novel molecular biosensors for infectious diseases in animals.

Jeroen was the founder and CTO of Creative Protein Solutions Inc., a startup focused on creating on-farm diagnostics for dairy producers. He recently started a new venture to commercialize novel lab equipment.