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Sixth International Fresenius Conference in Dusseldorf: Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides

On 12 and 13 April, the 6th International Fresenius Conference “Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides” will be taking place in Dusseldorf. At this conference, experts from the research sector, the industry and the licensing offices will be discussing the latest challenges to face biocide assessment and the authorisation process.

Representatives from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be reporting on recent changes to the guidelines, in situ generated active substances and their precursors. In addition, our participants will gain insights into working with the MAMPEC Model on computer-based modelling for anti-fouling coatings (MAMPEC = Marine antifoulant model to predict environmental concentrations) in a workshop focussed on the latest evaluation models. In further workshops, the attendees will also be looking into ECHA’s spreadsheets on exposure assessment and the COMLEAM software for modelling the emissions of substances that can be mobilised through water from rain-exposed structures into the environment (COMLEAM = COnstruction Material LEAching Model).


  • Mechthild Anthe, Dr. Knoell Consult
  • Michael Burkhardt, University of Applied Science Rapperswil
  • Fabienne Ericher, Cambridge Environmental Assessments / ADAS UK
  • Annekathrin Faupel, Troy Chemie
  • Maike Habekost, BASF
  • James Hingston, Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Michael Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME)
  • Eugénia Marques Nogueiro, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Heike Schimmelpfennig, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Michael Schweitzer, SCC
  • Eric Verbruggen, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
  • Bert von Hattum, Deltares / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Peter van Vlaardingen, Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Full programme details are available here!

Dates: 12 and 13 April 2018

Location: Dusseldorf

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