Project Group Ecological Epidemiology



Hans-Hermann Thulke


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Department of Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 6025-1712
Fax: +49 341 6025-1473    

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  • ecological epidemiolgy
  • modelling transmission - the finite and the infinite world
  • management-oriented disease modelling
  • quantitative assessment in animal welfare
  • good modelling practise for Animal Health
  • disease spread and pattern formation
  • bovine virus diarrhoe control - the geografical scale
  • the Irish National BVD eradication programme
  • ASF, CSF, FMD in wild boar
  • measures against African swine fever in wildlife
  • design of Classical swine fever vaccination in wildlife
  • "impfen statt keulen" - "vaccinate to live" pro's and con's   
  • emergency control in livestock populations
  • ecology of the small foxtapeworm echinococcus
  • rabies in foxes and the effect of oral vaccination

Synergistic activity


  • EFSA's Plant Health Panel (PLH)
  • Sachverständigengruppe ASP der TSK Tierseuchen SN
  • Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Editorial Board since 2013
  • SVEPM, Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Past President
  • DVG, Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft
  • EFSA's Animal Health and Animal Welfare Panel 2009-2018
  • BMC Veterinary Research, Editorial Board 2013-2017


  • EFSA: Working Groups on Animal Health issues, Animal Welfare assessments, and Guidance in risk assessment methodologies
  • EMA: ad hoc Scientific Advisory Groups
  • FAO: ad hoc Scientific Advisory Group FMD in wild boar
  • University of Dublin (CVERA): Visiting Associate Professor, Irish BVD Model
  • SLU Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science Uppsala: Moving towards quantitative risk assessment in animal welfare
  • International EPiLab Kopenhagen: Reintroduction of wild boar into Denmark (Wildrisk)
  • BMELV: Twinning Project Lithuania "Strengthening animal health control and contingency planning" - LT/2005/IB/AG/03
  • WHO CC for Rabies Research & Surveillance: Emergency control


  • Nutzen dynamischer Modelle als Entscheidungshilfe – eine praktische Einführung (FEP Hannover) 
  • Lectures: Universities of Cape Town (SA); Leipzig & Halle (D); BA Gera (D)
  • Compound courses in Modelling, Statistics, Risk assessment


  • Finn Bastiansen, RIFCON GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Jonas Brock (PhD), Animal Health Ireland, Ireland
  • Jakob Bürgermeister (MSc), Software Consultant, Schweiz
  • Christian Dietrich (Diploma), UFZ Leipzig, Germany
  • Stefan Eberlein (Trainee), University Leipzig, Germany
  • Dirk Eisinger (PhD), freelancer, Germany
  • Nestor Fernandez (PostDoc), German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany
  • Charlotte Göhler (BoA), University Leipzig, Germany
  • Frank Hansen (PhD), freelancing consultant, The World
  • Jakob Jeuk (MSc), University Oldenburg, Germany
  • Stephanie Kramer-Schadt (PostDoc), IZW Leibniz Inst. for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany
  • Dirk Krutinat (Diploma)
  • Martin Lange (PhD), UFZ Leipzig, Germany
  • Huibert Maurice (PhD), Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlands
  • Laura Meier (MSc), UFZ Leipzig, Germany
  • Katrin Meyer (Trainee), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Thomas Quintaine (PhD), ANSES, France
  • Julia Schmid (BoA), University of Alberta, US
  • Henning Siemen (BoA), Uni Magdeburg, Germany
  • Niko Speybroeck (PhD), Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Jose Enrique Sulbaran-Romero (PhD), Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Germany
  • Gideon Wasserberg (PhD), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
  • Deborah Wolf (MSc), University Rennes 1, France


  • *29th August 1966 at Halle/Saale.
  • Studies of mathematics and biology at the University of Leipzig.
  • Diploma in mathematics in June 1992.
  • PhD degree (Dr.rer.nat.) in August 1996.
  • 1996-1997 scientist at the Federal Research Centre for Animal Health, Wusterhausen/Dosse, Germany
  • 1997-2002 PostDoc at the Department of Ecological Modelling in the UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Since 2002 senior scientist at the Department of Ecological Modelling in the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Reasearch - UFZ, Leipzig-Halle, Germany.