About MOOD

MOOD's Objectives

The MOOD project aims to develop innovative tools and services for the early detection, assessment, and monitoring of current and future infectious disease threats across Europe in the context of continuous global, environmental, and climatic change.

MOOD innovations will increase the operational abilities of epidemic intelligence systems to face new disease threats, including emerging diseases of known or unknown origins, and antimicrobial resistance pathogens. Through big data and disease modelling innovations, the MOOD project will address the challenges of cross-sectoral data sharing and valorisation in a One Health framework based on multi-disciplinary collaboration for animal, human, and environmental health. Human and veterinary public-health agencies responsible for designing and implementing strategies to mitigate the identified risks are the end-users.

A major objective of MOOD is to ensure sustainability beyond the project duration. Therefore, a governance model and business case for a not-for-profit organisation using a range of business framework tools will be completed by the project’s end. A framework called Business Model Canvas will be implemented to avoid time-consuming and opaque aspects of a classical business model.

The MOOD management team ensures compliance with the highest ethical standards as presented in the European Charter for Researchers throughout all project outputs.

Team Members - Executive Board

Elena Arsevska

CIRAD - France - Epidemiologist

Timothée Dub

National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, Finland

Sylvie Laurens

CIRAD - France - Project management and administration

Annapaola Rizzoli

Fondazione Edmund Mach - Italy - Director

Wim Van Bortel

Institute of Tropical Medicine - Belgium - Entomologist

Maguelonne Teisseire

INRAE - France - Director of Research

Vittoria Colizza

INSERM - France - Research Director

William Wint

ERGO -UK - Senior Analyst

Cedric Marsboom

AVIA-GIS - Belgium - CTO

Tomislav Hengl

Co-Founder at OpenGeoHub Foundation - Netherlands

Mathieu Roche

CIRAD - France - Senior research scientist

Team Members - Advisory Board

The MOOD Advisory Board assists the Executive Board in providing advice on diverse research, methodological and ethical questions of importance to the MOOD project. It includes external experts on ethics and information technology (IT) law (Ethics and Data Protection Advisory Board), and external specialists in Big data and visual analytics, epidemic intelligence and gender issues.