RTD Pillar 3 is coordinated by Bill Dore, Marine Institute, Ireland. The Marine Instiute is the National Reference Laboratroy (NRL) for microbiological and virological contamination of shellfish for Ireland. He is currently the Team Leader heading up the activities of NRL. He has over 20 years microbiology research experience with 15 years specialising in the public health problems associated with bivalve shellfish consumption. In addition to a wide range of statutory and advisory duties he has extensive experience of managing research projects. He has an extensive publication record in the area of microbial contaminants of bivalve shellfish.