Who we are

Karin van Ede, PhD

Dr. van Ede is a European registered toxicologist, with over 10 years of experience in the fields of toxicology and risk assessment. She specializes in issues related to risk assessment for dioxins and other persistent organochlorine compounds.             

Elsa Antunes Fernandes Gáspár, PhD

Dr. Antunes Fernandes Gáspár has more than 10 years of experience in toxicology and metabolomics. She specializes in sustainability solutions in the dairy chain, assessing sources and effects of contamination on animal health and milk composition.

Relevant Output

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) commissioned a report to KeyToxicology in order to establish A practical approach to assess biological plausibility for endocrine disruption” in the context of the criteria to identify endocrine disruptors under the plant protection products and biocidal products regulatory frameworks. The executing consortium was composed of partners from the Utrecht University and Vrij University.

The resulting report was reviewed and approved by an advisory board, consisted of members from the RIVM, Ctgb, and the ministeries VWS (Health, Welfare and sport), EZ (Finance), SZW (Social Affairs and Employment) and IenW. The full report can be found here.

Scientific Advisory Board

Martin van den Berg, PhD

Prof. Dr. Martin van den Berg is professor in Toxicology at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences of the University of Utrecht and European registered toxicologist.

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Majorie van Duursen, PhD

Dr. Majorie van Duursen holds the chair of Environmental Health and Toxicology at the Free University of Amsterdam. She has obtained her PhD in Toxicology in Utrecht in 2004 and has since worked at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University, the last years as an Associate Professor.

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Joop Hermens, PhD

Prof. Dr. Joop Hermens is emeritus associate professor at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University. His main expertise is in environmental toxicology and chemistry.                                                       .

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