4 May - 5 May 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
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10:45 Welcome address by the organisers and the Chair
Heike Schimmelpfennig, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
An Ghekiere, Elements Advisory, Belgium
Martina Arenz-Leufen, knoell Germany, Germany
12:30 Lunch break
Barry Muijs, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Didier Leroy, European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry (CEPE), Belgium
Michael Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany
Michael Burkhardt, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST), Switzerland
16:30 End of the first day
10:50 Introduction by the Chair
Maike Habekost, BASF, Germany
Christiane Stark, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany
Amanda Porter, Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom
Sander van der Linden, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
12:30 Lunch break
Hanna Maes, Arche Consulting, Belgium
Edward Salinas, BASF, Germany
Johannes Bauer, Ibacon, Germany
15:00 End of the conference
Martina Arenz-Leufen holds a PhD in soil science. She has been working as a regulatory affairs manager at knoell Germany GmbH since 2012, with a focus on the environmental exposure and risk assessment of biocides.mehrweniger
Johannes Bauer is Environmental Scientist and wrote his master thesis on the development of a risk assessment system of transgenic plants. He has been working at Ibacon GmbH since 2016. Since last year he has been Study Director at Ibacon with the focus on the XETA test method.mehrweniger
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST)
Michael Burkhardt is an Environmental Scientist with a Master in geoscience and PhD in agronomy. He has been working in the area of pollutants (pesticides, biocides, nanomaterials) released to aquatic systems for more than 15 years. His prime research interests are source-control and end-of-pipe measures to reduce environmental impact.mehrweniger
Elements Advisory, Belgium
An Ghekiere is a Biochemist and did her PhD on endocrine disruption. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of chemical regulation. In 2019 she started working for the consultancy company Elements Advisory focusing on giving strategic regulatory advice and dossier preparation for active substances and biocidal products under the BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation EU 528/2012).mehrweniger
Maike Habekost’s PhD work was related to plant biodiversity. At BASF, Maike is responsible for the ecotoxicological assessment of plant protection products and biocides. From 2014 till late 2016, she worked in the US where she supported US registrations with her ecotoxicological knowledge.mehrweniger
Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany
Michael Klein joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in 1987 after finishing his degree in Chemistry. As a member of various EU-FOCUS working groups he was involved in developing fate guidelines related to pesticides. He is currently member of the EFSA PPR Panel.mehrweniger
European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE), Belgium
Didier Leroy is Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs at CEPE, the coating, printing ink and artist colours industry. He holds a scientific engineering degree and has developed over 25 years experience in regulatory affairs, including as biocide supplier involved in the preservation business. For over 8 years at CEPE he now handles different issues of importance to his industry related to the BPR, REACH, CLP or Food contact. The leaching of biocide preservative is one of the topic he has addressed. The outcome of the CEPE/biocide suppliers research project was recently presented to the BPC WG at ECHA.mehrweniger
ARCHE Consulting, Belgium
Hanna Maes currently works at ARCHE Consulting as a Senior Project Scientist. Before, she was Leader of the Team Fish and Endocrine Testing at Eurofins Agroscience Services. Her PhD was on fate and effects of endocrine disrupting compounds, and she has previously held a Team Leader position at the Institute for Environmental Research of RWTH Aachen.mehrweniger
Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb)
Barry Muijs is a scientific risk evaluator at the Dutch Ctgb, involved in the authorisation processes for both active substances and biocidal products. His main expertise is the environmental risk assessment of preservatives released from e.g. wood, plastics, and paints. Barry is also a member of the BPC environmental working group.mehrweniger
Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE/CRD), Great Britain
Amanda Porter is a Senior Specialist in the environmental fate and behaviour group of the UK Health and Safety Executive. Her background is in microbiology and environmental science and she specialises in biocides product assessments and training. She is also a lecturer in environmental science for the Open University.mehrweniger
Edward Salinas has over a decade of experience performing chronic fish studies as head of the BASF fish toxicology lab. For the last two year he supports BASF Crop Protection with the environmental risk assessment and registration of safer plant protection products.mehrweniger
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Heike Schimmelpfennig has been working in the field of exposure and risk assessment for biocides and other chemicals for more than 15 years. She currently works as Senior Scientific Officer in the biocides unit at ECHA. Heike is the Chair of the BPC-Environmental Working Group as well as the Chair of the Ad hoc Environmental Exposure Working Group (AHEE) and also advises the Biocidal Product Committee on environment related topics.mehrweniger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Christiane Stark has a PhD in the field of biodiversity research. At the German Environment Agency, she is employed as scientific officer in the Biocides Section and has previously worked on the topic of classification and labelling of chemicals.mehrweniger
Sander van der Linden
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Sander van der Linden is a Scientific Officer at the European Chemicals Agency. He has previously worked as a Scientific Researcher at the Chemicals Safety & Alternative Methods Unit at the JRC since the end of 2013, where he mainly works on the topic of ED and toxicity mixtures.mehrweniger
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