Mastitis and milk quality (M-team)

About us

The M-team’s mission is to provide advice, service and training related to udder health and milk quality, tailored to the needs of the farmer. Our work is based on scientific knowledge leading to healthier cows and more profitable and sustainable dairy farming. Our modus operandi includes conducting of high-level scientific research, providing services for farmers, veterinarians and the industry, and teaching at both graduate and post-graduate level. Currently, the team consists of a number of veterinarians who are primarily involved in.





Prof. dr. Sarne De Vlieger

Head M-team

Prof. dr. Sofie Piepers

Visiting professor

drs. Igor Van Den Brulle

Doctoral student

drs. Helena Reydams

Doctoral student

dr. Bruno Toledo Silva

Postdoctoral student

drs. Lien Creytens

Doctoral student

Prof. dr. Fernando Nogueira de Souza

Visiting researcher

Kristien Mertens

Lab assistant

What do we do

The M-team fulfills as part of Ghent University tasks in the field of:


The M-team also has its own laboratory, where the germs that cause mastitis can be identified, both through routine bacteriological research and molecular techniques.

M-tools and M-news

The M-team developed several practical tools and calculation modules. You can also find our newsletter on this page.
Click here to go to our M-tools page!

 M-team in stal