24.11. - 25.11.2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
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For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference “Endocrine Disruptors” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chairs
Lennart Weltje, BASF, Germany
Emily McVey, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Maria Arena, European Food Safety Authority, Italy
Helen McGarry, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Directorate (HSE/CRD), United Kingdom
Phillip Marx-Stölting, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
Helen Tinwell, Bayer CropScience, France
Martina Duft, knoell, Germany
13:45 CET - Lunch break
Caroline Gomes and Eric Fabian, BASF, Germany
Bethany Hannas, Corteva, United States
Dries Knapen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
17:00 CET - End of the first conference day
Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs
Tara Miller, Syngenta, United Kingdom
Marysia Tobor-Kaplon, Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Matthias Teigeler, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany
Magnus Wang, WSC Scientific, Germany
13:00 CET - Lunch break
Daphne de Roode, Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Annegaaike Leopold, Calidris Environment, The Netherlands
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
Maria Arena has a background in environmental sciences and has been working as Scientific Officer in the ecotoxicology team of the Pesticide Peer Review Unit at EFSA since 2011. In her current work she is involved in the Peer Review of the environmental risk assessment for active substances used as PPPs. Additionally, she was involved in the drafting of the ECHA/EFSA Guidance on Endocrine Disruptors (ED) and she is currently performing the assessments of the ED properties of pesticides for non-target organisms. She is also coordinating the activity of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protections Products and their Residues.mehrweniger
Martina Duft is a Senior Expert Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at knoell Germany and is the coordinator of the knoell ED expert team and key contact for the topic endocrine disruptors. She studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and is holding a PhD in ecotoxicology from the JW Goethe University Frankfurt. After several years in ED related research, she has worked for over 15 years in various regulatory sectors with a focus on ecotoxicology and regulatory affairs.mehrweniger
Caroline Gomes holds a PhD in in pharmacology subarea toxicology, with focus on in vivo reproductive toxicity. She is currently a Laboratory Manager in the Experimental Toxicology and Ecology Department at BASF in Germany, where she previously held positions as Post-Doctoral Researcher and Trainee in the area of alternative methods to animal testing. Since 2018 she is study director of in vitro assays to assess test substances interference with steroid hormones (ERTA, ARTA and Steroidogenesis assays).mehrweniger
Corteva Agriscience, United States
Bethany Hannas is a Senior Toxicologist at Corteva Agriscience. Her work focuses on developmental and reproductive toxicology and endocrine testing. She provides technical consulting support for Corteva’s laboratory and regulatory groups. She is a member of several US and EU-based industry groups and cross-sector collaborations active in these areas.mehrweniger
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Dries Knapen currently is an Associate Professor at the department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Antwerp (Belgium), lecturing Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Systems Biology. His research includes the fundamental study of zebrafish embryonic development, the mechanisms underlying aquatic toxicity, the development of alternative, non-animal test methods for ecological and human risk assessment, and the development of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in predictive ecotoxicology and pharmacology.mehrweniger
Calidris Environment, The Netherlands
Annegaaike Leopold is a Biologist by training and has 30 years of experience in the applied regulatory ecotoxicology field. She has contributed to environmental endocrine disruptor test guidelines and has worked on hazard and risk assessment of endocrine disruptors in the contract laboratory context both in research and guideline development as well as in business development and project management. She currently has her own consultancy firm working both on environmental endocrine regulatory projects and doing research in the area for science for policy - focusing on contributing to greater transparency in scientific processes to help society (regulators, policy-makers, scientists, concerned citizens) grapple with the different types of uncertainties built into the regulatory system of chemicals assessment.mehrweniger
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Philip Marx-Stölting completed a paramedic education and holds a PhD in biochemistry/toxicology. He is currently employed at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), where he is head of the project group ‘Testing and assessment strategies pesticides’ and head of the BfR working group on endocrine disruptors. He is a specialist in toxicology (Fachtoxikologe, DGPT) and an Eurotox registered toxicologist (ERT).mehrweniger
Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Directorate (HSE/CRD)
Helen McGarry is a Senior Regulatory Toxicologist in the UK Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Division. Helen has wide experience in the regulation of chemicals under the pesticides, biocides, REACH and CLP regimes.mehrweniger
Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Emily McVey is an experienced Regulatory Toxicologist and works as a Risk Assessor in ecotoxicology at the Ctgb. Her specialties include environmental toxicology, wild vertebrates (birds, mammals, amphibians, fish), molecular mechanisms of toxicity, neurodevelopmental toxicity and endocrine disruption testing and assessment.mehrweniger
Syngenta, United Kingdom
Tara Miller is an Environmental Toxicologist at Syngenta, specialising in endocrine disruption. She completed a PhD in Aquatic Ecotoxicology in 2016, with her research centering around the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds and their mixtures on fish reproduction and endocrine function. She held a postdoctoral research position at the Natural History Museum in London working in the field of microbial genomics and microparasite diversity, before returning to ecotoxicology in July 2019 with her current role at Syngenta.mehrweniger
Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany
Matthias Teigeler is currently heading the department Ecotoxicology at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME. His work focuses on the long-term effects of endocrine acting chemicals on fish populations. Current topics of his team intend to include new test parameters and the improvement of existing guidelines.mehrweniger
Bayer Crop Science Division, France
Helen Tinwell has a PhD in genotoxicity and joined Bayer Crop Science in 2005 after having spent 17 years at Syngenta. Until recently, she has worked in research toxicology focusing on method development and mode of action investigations to address endocrine disruption. In 2017 she became team leader of the Regulatory Toxicology group. She leads the development and application of testing strategies for evaluating potential endocrine-disrupting properties of plant protection molecules in mammals and is a member of the ECPA ED Expert Group.mehrweniger
Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch BV, The Netherlands
Marysia Tobor-Kaplon is currently working as a Study Director at the section of Environmental Sciences of Charles River in Den Bosch. She is a member of Endocrine Disruption Expert Team. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University in Utrecht.mehrweniger
WSC Scientific, Germany
Magnus Wang is the Managing Director of WSC Scientific. He has previously been Head of the department Environmental fate & Modelling at Rifcon and held a post doc position at the University of Seville in Spain.mehrweniger
Lennart Weltje holds a PhD in ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry and currently works as a Senior Ecotoxicologist at BASF conducting risk assessments for PPPs and biocides. He is also an honorary Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Georg-August University in Goettingen. His former stations include the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).mehrweniger
Daphne de Roode
Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch BV, The Netherlands
Daphne de Roode has been working for Charles River since 2002. She worked as a study director in aquatic ecotoxicology before being engaged in Regulatory Affairs as a (senior) regulatory ecotoxicologist and environmental fate specialist. Daphne has extensive experience in dossier preparation as well as in conducting and reporting environmental risk assessments in a variety of legal frameworks, including pharmaceuticals for human use. Since 2019, Daphne leads the section of Regulatory Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry within the Regulatory Affairs department.mehrweniger
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