Karin van Ede, PhD
Dr. Karin van Ede is a European registered toxicologist (ERT) with over 15 years of experience in the field of toxicology. Within KeyToxicology she is responsible for performing toxicological risk assessments and giving support in assessing biological plausibility / modes of actions for endocrine-mediated adversity. Furthermore, she is involved in the evaluation of pharmacological substances (e.g. establishment of PDE-values and OELs). Karin received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Utrecht (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences), where she studied the uncertainties in risk assessment of dioxin-like compounds.
Elsa Antunes Fernandes Gáspár, PhD
Dr. Elsa Antunes Fernandes Gáspár has more than 15 years of experience in the field of toxicology and sustainability in the dairy chain. Within KeyToxicology she is responsible for providing toxicological services and giving support in assessing the effect of feeding strategies on methane emission and milk composition. Further, she is involved in projects dealing with (metabolomics) data and knowledge management, including novel foods. Elsa received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Utrecht (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences), where she studied the Effects of non-dioxin-like PCB’s on the neuroendocrine system.
Scientific advisory board
Prof. dr. Martin van den Berg
Prof. Dr. Martin van den Berg (ERT) is emeritus professor in Toxicology at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) of the University of Utrecht. Further, he holds honorary or visiting positions/tiles at the University of Queensland (Australia), the Royal Chulabohorn Research and Graduate Institute in Bangkok (Thailand) and the University of Umeå, Sweden. His research includes: toxicokinetics, metabolism and reproductive and interactive effects of halogenated polyaromatics, interactions of xenobiotics and phytochemicals on steroid hormone synthesis, metabolism and their relation with hormone dependent tumors, development of in vitro assays. He has been acting as an advisor/expert on many WHO, FAO, IARC, EU and US committees.
Prof. dr. Marjorie van Duursen
Prof. Dr. Majorie van Duursen (ERT) holds the chair of Environmental Health and Toxicology at the Free University of Amsterdam, since 2018. She obtained her PhD in Toxicology in Utrecht in 2004. Until 2018, she worked at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University. Her specializations are endocrine toxicology, in vitro models, female reproductive health, developmental origin of health and adult disease and human risk assessment of environmental contaminants. She has been acting as an advisor/expert on many (inter)national committees of WHO, SOT, ESE, HEAL, ECHA.
Prof. dr. Joop Hermens
Prof. Dr. Joop Hermens is emeritus associate professor at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University. His main expertise is in environmental toxicology and chemistry. The research of his group during the last decades was focused on getting more understanding of exposure and bioavailability of organic contaminants in the environment. More recent research topics included exposure assessment in in vitro studies with a focus on classical contaminants as well as emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals. He coordinated or participated in several EU project as well as European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) projects.