Joaquim Segalés got his DVM degree in 1991 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB (Spain). After completing a 15-month research period at the University of Minnesota (USA), he defended his PhD at UAB. He got his Dipl. European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) by 2000, and the Dipl. European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) by 2004. Dr. Segalés was a founding member of the ECPHM and president of this College between 2013 and 2016. He is an Associate Professor at the Veterinary School of the UAB (within the Department of Animal Health and Anatomy). He is also a researcher of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and was its director during the period 2012-17. Dr. Segalés also serves as a diagnostician at the Pathology Department of the Veterinary School of Barcelona since 1996; he was the responsible for the pathological diagnostic activity in swine in the period 1996-2012. Dr. Segalés has been involved in research of swine diseases since 1993, mainly infectious diseases (including infections by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae). He has co-authored more than 280 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and has recently started working on MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)-coronavirus infection animal models.