21 Apr - 22 Apr 2020, Novotel Dusseldorf City West
Regulatory Changes and Risk Assessment for Intentionally added Microplastics
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If you arrive on Tuesday, feel free to come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.
8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
Martin Klatt, BASF, Germany
Peter Simpson, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Blanca Serrano, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Jeroen Dagevos, Plastic Soup Foundation, The Netherlands
10.25 Coffee break
Alexander Lichtblau, Clariant, Germany
Martin Klatt, BASF, Germany
Annika Batel, BASF, Germany
12.10 Panel discussion
Yvonne C.M. Staal, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
Alfonso Lampen, The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Andy Booth, Sintef, Norway
15.15 Panel discussion
15.45 Coffee break
Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland
Karen Thorpe, Fera Science, United Kingdom
17.05 Questions and Answers
17.25 End of first day
18.30 Departure time for the evening event
As always, you are most welcome to attend our evening event. At the end of the first conference day, Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening, which will take us to a lovely location in Dusseldorf for a dinner visit. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
9.00 Welcome address by the Chair
Christian Laforsch, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Valentina Bertato, European Commission, Belgium
9.35 Questions and answers
Alice Horton, National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Jürgen Fischer, German Environment Agency, Germany
10.45 Coffee break
Christian Laforsch, University of Bayreuth, Germany
11.40 Panel discussion
Seema Agarwal, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Henkel, Germany
13.00 Questions and answers, closing remarks
13.30 Lunch and end of the conference
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Seema Agarwal is academic director and Professor at the University of Bayreuth. She is a chemist with specialisation in macromolecular chemistry with research interest in synthesis of functional speciality polymers, bioplastics, smart materials, processing methods and nanostructures. She is Alexander von Humboldt fellow and got Hermann-Schnell award of German Chemical Society. She is the chief-editor of e-Polymers.mehrweniger
Annika Batel completed her PhD and PostDoc in microplastics research at the University of Heidelberg and is now employed as Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at the Agricultural Research Centre of BASF.mehrweniger
European Commission, Belgium
Valentina Bertato has been working at the European Commission since 2011, dealing mainly with chemicals policy, first in DG GROW and since 2017, in DG ENV. She is currently focusing on REACH restrictions for environmental risks (including microplastics) and on international work on chemicals. Her background is in environmental chemistry.mehrweniger
Andy Booth (PhD) is a Senior Researcher in Environmental Chemistry at the Environment and New Resources Department at SINTEF Ocean, Norway. His research work focuses on the environmental fate and effects of anthropogenic pollutants in natural systems, with a focus on emerging pollutants, nanomaterials and microplastics. He has participated in many national and international level research projects, including coordination of the EU JPI Oceans project 'PLASTOX' and the Norwegian Research Council-funded project 'MICROFIBRE'.mehrweniger
Plastic Soup Foundation, The Netherlands
Jeroen Dagevos is currently the Head of Programmes at the Plastic Soup Foundation. He is strongly involved in the “beat the microbead” campaign and has been the engaged in driving forward European policy measures for the regulation of intentionally added microplaststics.mehrweniger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Jürgen Fischer obtained his PhD in agricultural chemistry and joined the Germany Environment Agency (UBA) in 1997. Between 2000 and 2016 he was a member of the UBA’s biocides group. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the assessment of the environmental exposure and fate of chemicals in the context of the REACH legislation. He also works at the interface between REACH and circular economy policies.mehrweniger
National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Alice Horton is an anthropogenic contaminant scientist working at the National Oceanography Centre, UK. She has been active in the field of microplastics research since 2014. Her research focuses especially on microplastics within the aquatic environment, including their sources, fate and ecological effects.mehrweniger
Martin Klatt (PhD) is active at BASF in the fields of product stewardship and research since 1995 in various positions. Currently, he is leading the product stewardship group of dispersions and resins Europe at BASF and represents BASF in various associations. He is currently the chairman of EPDLA (European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association) and its Food Contact TF, the UV/EB (Acrylates Sector group of CEFIC) and its REACh Consortium (PARAD).mehrweniger
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Christian Laforsch is a Professor for animal ecology at the University of Bayreuth, which he joined in 2012. Since 2015, he has also been acting as Vice President for research and early-career scholars at his University. His research interest lies within the field of zoology and evolutionary ecology, targeting especially the phenomenon of phenotypic plasticity and animal adaption to changing biotic and abiotic environmental factors.mehrweniger
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Alfonso Lampen is the Head of the Department Food Safety at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin and a Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.mehrweniger
Clariant Produkte, Germany
Alexander Lichtblau holds a PhD in chemistry. He has been working at Clariant, in product stewardship for more than 10 years. For the last 8 years he has taken over roles in business unit key contact managing and monitoring of any product stewardship related topics for and in a business unit. He has previously worked in the in the additives business for 14 years.mehrweniger
Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum joined Henkel more than 30 years ago, after his study of physics, chemistry and environmental technology. He is currently the head of the global R&D Laundry and Home Care. As co-chair of the Henkel Sustainability Council, he is responsible for the company´s sustainability strategy and its implementation. He also acts as expert and advisor for several institutions like the Alliance to end plastic waste, the Fraunhofer Competence Cluster for Circular Plastic Economy and the circular economy initiative of the German government.mehrweniger
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland
Bernd Nowack holds a PhD in environmental sciences and is currently leading the „Environmental Risk Assessment and Management“ group at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at ETH Zurich. His current research deals with the environmental risks of engineered nanomaterials, nanobiomaterials and microplastics.mehrweniger
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Blanca Serrano is currently the Director of Product Stewardship at the European Council of the Chemical Industry (Cefic) dealing with issues related to nanomaterials, microplastics and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). She joined Cefic in 2015 and has extensive experience in chemical regulatory affairs from her previous role as Product Stewardship Coordinator in FEIQUE, the Spanish Chemical Industry Association.mehrweniger
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Peter Simpson is a Senior Scientific Officer at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. He is an Environmental Toxicologist and works on the risk management of hazardous chemicals under the EU’s REACH regulation. For the past two years, he has managed ECHA’s work on an EU restriction of ‘intentionally added microplastics’. Prior to joining ECHA, Peter worked as a chemical risk assessment consultant and for the Environment Agency of England and Wales.mehrweniger
Yvonne C.M. Staal
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
Yvonne C.M. Staal, is an inhalation toxicologist at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and has a PhD in toxicogenomics. Yvonne worked at TNO (later Triskelion) as a project leader for in vivo inhalation studies and air exposure of in vitro models (Air-Liquid-Interface exposure). In 2015, she joined RIVM were she works on the development and implementation of animal-free methods and molecular approaches to understand the toxicity based on mechanism of action.mehrweniger
Fera Science, United Kingdom
Karen Thorpe (PhD) is an Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at Fera Science. Her research is primarily focused on understanding the effects of exposure to novel environmental pollutants (including microplastics) on aquatic organisms, and the development of test methods to identify and quantify the effects of harmful pollutants. She is particularly interested in how interactions between environmental stressors influences their effects on fish health.mehrweniger
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