Workshop: From test results to decision making – Driving environmental policy from the heart of Europe

1st Speaker (09:15–10:15): Mr. Mark Egsmose, EFSA

Mark Egsmose has been working as a Senior Scientific Officer at the Pesticides Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the last 12 years. In his workshop presentation, Mark will focus on the evaluation process in risk assessment. What happens after the data generation before decisions can be made? Mark will address this question and also elaborate on the process of how new methodologies for risk assessment of substances are developed.

2nd Speaker (10:45–11:45): Dr. Frederik Verdonck, ARCHE Consulting

At his position as Science Project Manager at ARCHE Consulting, Frederik Verdonck is an expert in the development and implementation of new tools and data science in the field of risk assessment. In his presentation, he will focus on the risk assessment development process under REACH, CLP and BPR (biocides) giving answers to the question: How do lab test results and exposure-related information feed into the hazard and risk assessment?

3rd Speaker (13:00–14:00): Prof. Dr. Iseult Lynch, University of Birmingham

Iseult Lynch, professor at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, is a leading expert in the investigation of impacts posed by nanoparticles in the environment. With her broad overview of all aspects of nanomaterials safety assessment and the associated data requirements, she will give a presentation on how we can design our experiments and capture the protocols and data in the most efficient and intelligent way (i.e. through electronic notebooks) in a format suitable for long-term storage and (open) sharing.

Information for Ghent University students planning to attend the Workshop Day as a Transferable Skills course in their Doctoral Schools curriculum

The workshop day is recognised as a seminar in transferable skills (cluster: career management) in the doctoral training programme of the Doctoral Schools of (Bioscience) Engineering.

The workshop is open to everyone. If you wish the workshop day to be recognised for your curriculum, please contact the coordinator Josef Koch, beforehand. For the workshop day to be recognized, you must attend the full day (all three lectures, career talk, and meet-the-company event).

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