EURL for Escherichia coli, including Verotoxigenic E. coli

European Union Reference Laboratory for Escherichia coli, including Verotoxigenic E. coli (EURL-VTEC)

Director: Stefano Morabito
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Ph: +39 06 4990 3081 – Fax: +39 06 4938 7101
Skype account: EURefLab_VTEC

EURL-VTEC, hosted by the ISS, was designated by the European Commission in 2006. Its activity is focused on pathogenic E. coli that will have either a foodborne or a zoonotic origin. It has been accredited according to the ISO/IEC 17025 international standard since December 2007 and its main activities are: development of analytical methods for the detection, identification and typing of pathogenic E. coli, laboratory training and organization of proficiency tests for the designated NRLs for E. coli, the EU, including the Candidate Countries and certain third countries.

Contact persons
Dr Gaia Scavia (Veterinary Epidemiologist) – Ph. +39 0649902563
Dr Rosangela Tozzoli (Molecular Microbiologist) – Ph. +39 0649902727
Ms Clarissa Ferreri (QA website editor) – Ph. +39 0649902392
Dr Antonella Maugliani (Molecular Microbiologist) – Ph. +39 0649902729
Dr. Valeria Michelacci (Genomic Biotechnologist) – Ph. +39 0649902729
Contact person at the European Commission:
Dr. Pamina Mika Suzuki
Microbiological risks – Food
European Commission
Directorate General for Health and Food Safety – DG SANTE
Rue Belliard 232 03/03
B-1049 Brussels – Belgium
Ph. +32 2 29-20277

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