Karin Kristiane Nørby

Karin Kristiane Nørby

Senior Academic Officer


Building: 201, 027

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 35887521Mobile: 93518929Fax: 35887001

Being a toxicologist, I have been working by contracts for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) since 2002. EFSA is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety and EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

The EFSA’s risk assessment work is done by EFSA’s Scientific Panels, which are composed of independent experts. Each Panel is responsible for a different area of the food chain, with their work coordinated by the Scientific Committee.

I work in close contact with the Panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids (CEF), which deals with questions on the safety of use of materials in contact with food, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids. My field of expertise is toxicological evaluation of chemically defined flavourings and I work as a scientific officer, and participate in working groups meetings and the CEF Plenary. For more information about EFSA: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/

I also work in close cooperation with the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General of the European Commission (DG SANCO), which is mandated to "ensure food and consumer goods sold in the European Union (EU) are safe, that the EU's internal market works for the benefit of consumers and that Europe helps protect and improve its citizens' health." In the context of regulatory toxicology, DG-SANCO is responsible for developing frameworks for the safety assessment and regulation of: Pesticides ; Food Additives, Flavorings & Food-Contact Material ; Nutritional Supplements ; Contaminants ; Genetically Modified Organisms ; Nanoscale Particles

For more information about DG SANCO: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm











2003 - Toxicokinetics and Metabolism - Guildford University, UK
2002 - Introduction to flavourings and their application - Leatherhead, UK
2000 - 2000 Principles of Experimental Toxicology and Risk Assessment - Guildford University, UK
1995 - 1996 Postgraduate course in Toxicology - Department of Pahrmacology, University of Copenhagen
1978 - 1985 M.Sc. - Royal Danish School of Pharmacy

Academic grades

M.Sc. (Pharm)

Professional experience

1990 - 2004 Scientific secretary, Toxicologist (DVFA) - Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
2004 - 2007 Scientific secretary, Toxicologist (DFVF) - Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Department of Toxicology and Risk Assessment
2007 - Scientific secretary, Toxicologist (DTU FOOD) - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute


Danish, English, German, Swedish
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  • E F S A Journal

    ISSNs: 1831-4732

    European Food Safety Authority (E F S A), Italy

    Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes

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  • Toxicology Letters

    ISSNs: 0378-4274

    Elsevier, Ireland

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.36 SJR 0.971 SNIP 1.028, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

    ISSNs: 0306-5251

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0264-3774

    Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.57 SJR 1.53 SNIP 1.454, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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