Prof. Antonissen received a Master in Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2011. He received a PhD in Veterinary Sciences at Ghent University in 2015, studying the predisposing effect of the mycotoxins deoxynivalenol and fumonisins on necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens.
As a postdoctoral researcher, he investigated the impact of mycotoxins and feed additives on the intestinal physiology and microbiota.
Gunther Antonissen currently has more than 40 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a well-known speaker at international events.
Since April 2019, Prof. Antonissen was appointed as chairholder of the Poultry Health Chair at Ghent University. This chair offers a unique opportunity to build bridges between academic research, education and the poultry sector.