The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food production has been a topic of great debate both nationally and internationally for the past 30 years. There is an international consensus that the use of GMOs in agriculture, food production and in the medical industry shall be encompassed by an environmental and health risk assessment which is in agreement with the adopted guidelines or laws in the given countries .My duty is to perform health risk assessments of genetically modified viruses, animals and plants under the Danish Law on the Environment and Gene Technology. I am an adviser for the Danish Environmental Ministry concerning the health aspects of genetically modified viruses developed for the production of vaccines and for human gene therapy. I also assess the health risks of genetically-modified animals used for research and food production ( for example transgenic fish). I have served for 6 years as a GMO Panel member in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). At present I am a member of EFSAs GMO Working Group where I am involved in the risk assessment of genetically modified plants used for food and feed production. My research activities are devoted to the development and implementation of new screening methods for GMO control. In my research group we are developing modern methodology for measurements and detection of GMOs in food products.My group is accredited by DANAK for the measurement of GMO content and the detection of accidental contamination of food by GMOs according to the Danish regulations.
|- 1973||M.Sc. - University of Warsaw|
|- 1977||Ph.D. - University of Warsaw and The Entomological Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague.|
|1973 - 1977||Research Assistant - University of Warsaw, Department of Insect Physiology|
|1978 - 1981||Post-doctoral Assistant - University of Copenhagen|
|1981 - 1983||Research Associate - University of Copenhagen, Institute of Cell Biology|
|1983 - 1986||Staff Scientist - Nordisk Insulin, Hagedorn Research Laboratory, Gentofte, Denmark|
|1986 -||Research Manager, Leader of the Molecular Biology Group - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Department of Toxicology and Risk Assessment|
Duties include also the evaluation of the safety of biotechnology research and development projects, as well as industrial biotechnology projects submitted for approval under Danish Law on Environment and Genetic Engineering. Responsible for the implementation and development of GMO control methodology and its accreditation.
Duties lie also in the area of human health risk evaluation of food safety of transgenic marine organisms /mainly fish/.
Risk evaluation of animal models for molecular farming and for carcinogenicity testing.
Risk evaluation of genetically engineered animal vaccines, and risk evaluation of human gene therapy proposals for the Danish Environmental Ministry.
Research Stipend (University of Warsaw) - for the research study abroad.
Research Stipend (Danish Natural Sciences Research Council).
Research Stipend (Carlsberg Foundation).
2003 - Present : Evaluated as University Lecturer by the Roskilde University, DK.
2013 - Present - Leader, coordinator and lecturer at
the International EU couses (BTSF) for the new potential EU Member
States on : " Risk Assessment of the GMOs"
2003-2012 Nominated as Member of the Scientific Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Danish Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Danish Biochemical Society.
American Gene Therapy Society.
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Publication: Research - peer-review › Report – Annual report year: 2016
EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO); Scientific Opinion on an application (EFSAGMO-NL-2012-107) for the placing on the market of maize MON 810 pollen under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Monsanto
Publication: Research - peer-review › Report – Annual report year: 2012
Investigation into the cancer protective effect of flaxseed in Tg.NK (MMTV/c-neu) mice, a murine mammary tumor model
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2011
Activity: Other › Other (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - External teaching and subject coordination
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1533-1601
Sage Publications, Inc., United States
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 1.07 SNIP 0.892, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes
R R Consult, Denmark
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.101 SNIP 0, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-7914
Routledge, United States
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.931 SNIP 0.773, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes