Jeroen Kortekaas is a senior molecular virologist of Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR, Lelystad, the Netherlands) and professor of Veterinary Arbovirology of Wageningen University. His main responsibility is to develop vaccines for the control of notifiable transboundary veterinary and zoonotic viral diseases. The research of his team focuses on Rift Valley fever virus and other members of the Order Bunyavirales. He has (co)authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 6 patent applications. Three vaccines that were developed under his supervision were brought beyond the proof of concept phase in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. He is an ad hoc member of several Rift Valley fever expert panels of the World Organisation for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, OIE), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Health for Animals (International Federation for Animal Health Europe). One of his major running projects is the Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative, a large project that aims to develop novel pipelines for the development of vaccines and antibodies against emerging zoonotic diseases.