The consortium is composed of experienced personnel from eight European countries in the fields of veterinary medicine, security, forensics, animal and public health, food safety and academia. The breadth of expertise traverses Europe as well as levels of position: from superintendents, sergeants and police officers, to fingerprint experts, lawyers and DNA specialists, to veterinarians, medical doctors, bacteriologists, virologists, molecular biologists, agronomists, and modelers, to professors, postdocs and PhD students.