Was recently (April 2019) appointed as chairholder of the Chair Poultry Health Sciences at Ghent University. Prof. Antonissen received a Master in Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2011. He received a PhD in Veterinary Sciences at Ghent University in 2015, having studied the predisposing effect of the mycotoxins deoxynivalenol and fumonisins on necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens.
As a postdoctoral researcher, he investigated the impact of mycotoxins and feed additives on the intestinal physiology and microbiota. Prof. Antonissen currently has more than 40 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a well-known speaker at international events. The research of the group of Gunther Antonissen is multidisciplinary, focusing on the “Poultry one health paradigm”: 1. Healthy people: impact poultry on public health, 2. Healthy animals: animal health and welfare, and 3. Healthy environment: sustainable poultry production.