Heiko Nathues

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Heiko Nathues graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany in 2004. He spent some month in a specialised pig & poultry practice in Northern Germany.
From late 2004 until 2011 he was employed at the Field Station for Epidemiology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Bakum, Germany, where he also obtained his Dr. med. vet. in 2007 and his PhD in 2011.
Awarded with a Marie-Curie Intra-European-Fellowship he joined the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group of the Royal Veterinary College in London, from 2011 to 2013. He also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Education.
In 2013 he finalized his habilitation and received the venia legendi for ‘Pig diseases and population medicine’ from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Since the same year, he is a professor at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he is heading the clinic for swine. His primary areas of interest are diagnosis, epidemiology and control of porcine virus- and mycoplasmal-diseases.
Prof. Nathues is a Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), certified as EBVS™ European Veterinary Specialist of Porcine Health Management and currently the President of the ECPHM. Since April 2017 he is representing the PHM college in the EBVS, and since April 2021 he is the Vice-President of the EBVS and a member of the Executive Committee.