Fulvio Barizzone is Senior Scientific Officer at the EFSA’ Methodology and Scientific Support (MESE) unit. Fulvio is a veterinarian by training and has more than 20 years of professional experience. Since 2014 his area of work is mainly related to literature reviews (systematic reviews or parts of them, scoping and narrative reviews) and protocol development for EFSA assessments. In this context his main interests are related to the automation of the systematic review process trough data interoperability and the use of artificial intelligence. Before working in this area Fulvio was working on epidemiology of animal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) at the Italian reference centre for animal TSEs, on veterinary pharmacovigilance at the Italian ministry of health and on epidemic surveillance of animal diseases at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche. Fulvio joined EFSA in 2005 where until 2013 he was assisting in coordinating the workflow of the TSEs and animal by-products related mandates of the Biological Hazards unit. Fulvio holds two postgraduate specialization degrees (animal health and veterinary legislation) and a Master’s degree in biostatistics and epidemiology.