Keynote Speakers

Get to know more about the speakers of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society 42th Symposium.
List of Speakers
  • Prof. Undine Cristmann
  • Prof. Mathilde Leclère
  • Dr. Bianca Schulz
  • Prof. Skurnik
  • Director Kurt Williams
  • Dr. Hanna Ruhanen
Professor Undine Christmann, DVM, MSc, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Lincoln Memorial University, USA.

Professor Christman is a distinguished expert in respiratory health and disease in horses and neonatal foals. She has published groundbreaking research on surfactant composition and lipidomics.

Professor Mathide Leclère, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, University of Montreal, Canada.

Professor Leclère has studied extensively different aspects of asthma in horses, most recently the influence of gut microbiome.  

Doctor Bianca Schulz, Priv-Doz, DVM, DVM-habil, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine), University of Munich, Germany

Dr. Schulz has vast experience in small animal respiratory diseases and her research focuses especially on cat lower airway diseases.  

Professor Mikael Skurnik, MSc, PhD. University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Skurnik has extensively studied molecular biology and genetics of bacterial pathogenesis and bacteriophages.  

Associate Professor Kurt Williams, DVM, PhD, Carson College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon, USA

Associate Professor Kurt Williams is a veterinary pathologist with vast knowledge and numerous publications on the pathology of respiratory diseases of various species. 

Post doctoral researcher Hanna Ruhanen, MSc, PhD, Functional Lipidomics group, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Hanna Ruhanen works at the functional lipidomics group HiLIPID.