I have a long and comprehensive scientific experience within analytical chemistry mainly concerning determination of organic micro pollutants in drinking water and food. My main interest has been mass spectrometry of organic environmental contaminants like dioxins, PCB's, phenols etc. in water and biological samples. My work has been focused on research and development activities in relation to pesticide residues and organic environmental contaminants in food, including monitoring results and dietary exposure estimates as an important part of risk assessments in relation to food contaminants. The daily work has also included the scientific and administrative coordination and management of the R&D-activities in the Department as well as advisory activities to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on the risk assessment of pesticides and other food contaminants.

I have been in charge from 2004 to 2007 as acting Head of the Department of Food Chemistry at the National Food Institute, which is appointed by the EU Commission as Community Reference Laboratory for pesticides in cereals and feeding stuffs and by the Danish food authorities as National reference laboratory for pesticides as well as for all other chemical food contaminants. Last year (1st of November 2008) I moved to a new position as Chief Consultant with reference to the Director of the Institute. As one of my main duties in the new position, I’m in charge as leader of the EFSA focal point of Denmark.

I have been a member of the Danish Pesticide Council since the early nineties, and I am a current member of the EFSA-panel on Plant Protection Products (pesticides). Furthermore, I am a leader of a WHO collaborating centre for food monitoring. During many years I have acted as head of the Danish delegation to the international CODEX Commission meetings on Pesticide Residues and I have a long experience working as technical assessor for the Danish, the Swedish and the Slovenian Accreditation Body on duties in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Slovenia and Sri Lanka.

CV

Education

- 1970 Master of Science (Chemical engineer) - The Technical University of Denmark

Academic grades

Master of Science

Professional experience

2007 - Chief Consultant - The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
2004 - 2007 Acting Head of the Department of Food Chemistry -
1992 - 2004 Deputy head of the Department of Contaminants -
1985 - 1985 Visiting scientist - Health and Welfare, Ottawa, Canada
1974 - 1992 Scientist - The Central Laboratory of the National Food Administration (The laboratory is to day a part of the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark)
1973 - 1974 Visiting scientist - The Institut de la Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Centre National de la Recherch Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, Frankrig
1971 - 1972 Scientist (ATV) - The Institute of Protein Chemistry
1971 - 1972 Scientist - The Technical University of Denmark, Department of Biochemistry & Nutrition

Languages

Danish (Mother tongue), English (Excellent), French (Fair), German (Fair)

Expertise

Arne Büchert has a long and comprehensive scientific experience within analytical chemistry mainly concerning determination of organic micro pollutants in drinking water and food. He’s main interest has been mass spectrometry of organic environmental contaminants like dioxins, PCB's, phenols etc. in water and biological samples. He’s work has been focused on research and development activities in relation to pesticide residues and organic environmental con-taminants in food, including monitoring results and dietary exposure estimates as an impor-tant part of risk assessments in relation to food contaminants. The daily work has also in-cluded the scientific and administrative coordination and management of the R&D-activities in the Department as well as advisory activities to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on the risk assessment of pesticides and other food contaminants.

Arne Büchert was in charge from 2004 to 2007 as acting Head of the Department of Food Chemistry at the National Food Institute, which is appointed by the EU Commission as Commu-nity Reference Laboratory for pesticides in cereals and feeding stuffs and by the Danish food authorities as National reference laboratory for pesticides as well as for all other chemical food contaminants. Arne Büchert moved last year (1st of November 2008) to a new position as Chief Consultant with reference to the Director of the Institute. As one of his main duties in the new position, Arne Büchert is in charge as leader of the EFSA focal point of Denmark.

Arne Büchert is a member of the Danish Pesticide Council since the early nineties, and he is a current member of the EFSA-panel on Plant Protection Products (pesticides). Furthermore, Arne Büchert is a leader of a WHO collaborating centre for food monitoring. He has during many years acted as head of the Danish delegation to the international CODEX Commission meetings on Pesticide Residues and he has long experience working as technical assessor for the Danish, the Swedish and the Slovenian Accreditation Body on duties in Denmark, Ice-land, Sweden, Slovenia and Sri Lanka.

Other information

Projects:

- EU-project under FP6:
SAFEFOODERA: “Food Safety – Forming a European platform for protecting consumers against health risks.” 2005-2009. Partner

- EU-project under FP6:
SAFEFOODNET: “A specific support action of the EU for: Chemical Food Safety Network for the enlarging Europe”. 2005 – 2006. Partner

- EU-projekt under FP6:
ISAFRUIT: “Increasing food consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high quality produce from environmental friendly and sustainable production methods, 2006 – 2009, Partner

- Nordisk Council of Ministers:
Harmonizing methods for sampling, sample preparation, co-ordination of investigations and method development of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food, 2004 – 2006, Project coordinator

- Danish Innovation programme:
”Food safety – systematic investigation of dioxin and diooxin-like PCBs in marine food chains, including investigations of bioaccumulation and occurrence in selected Danish fish for consump-tion or fish for industrial uses”, 2002 – 2006, Project leader

- Danish National Food Administration:
Current survey and monitoring of chemical substances in food on the Danish marked. The in-vestigations includes a broad spectrum of chemicals from residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs to inorganic and organic contaminants. Project leader
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  • Chemosphere

    ISSNs: 0045-6535, 00456535, 1227-1232, 3075-3093

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1879-1298

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

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  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research

    ISSNs: 0944-1344, 09441344

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1614-7499

    Springer, Germany

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

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  • Journal of Chromatography A

    ISSNs: 0021-9673, 00219673

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0301-477

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

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