EFSA's new scientific panels elect chairs
Following a three-day ‘science fair’ of talks, meetings and interactive sessions, over 170 scientific experts selected for EFSA’s 10 scientific panels have elected their chairs and started their work.
Dr Juliane Kleiner, acting Head of Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome our new panel members to Parma this week. The programme we’ve laid on was designed to quickly bring them up to speed on how EFSA works and what we expect of them. All the Panels have busy work plans so it’s important that they hit the ground running.”
All 10 panels have elected a chair and two vice-chairs to steer their work over the next three years. The chairs are also members of the EFSA Scientific Committee, which met briefly yesterday and will elect a chair and vice-chairs at its first full plenary meeting in September.
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|Vasileios Bampidis||Giovanna Azimonti
|Animal health and welfare||Søren Saxmose Nielsen||Virginie Michel
Miguel Angel Miranda
|Biological hazards||Kostantinos Koutsoumanis||Ana Allende
|Contaminants in the food chain||Dieter Schrenk||Heather Wallace
|Food additives and flavourings||Maged Younes||Wim Mennes
Maria Jose Frutos Fernandez
|Food contact materials, enzymes
and processing aids
|Vittorio Silano||Henk van Loveren
|Genetically modified organisms||Hanspeter Naegeli||Tamas Dalmay
|Nutrition, novel food and food
|Dominique Turck||Androniki Naska
|Plant health||Claude Bragard||Jonathan Yuen
Francesco Di Serio
|Plant protection products and their residues||Hernandez Jerez Antonio||Silvia Pieper
The EU Food Law, which established the EFSA, requires the renewal of the Scientific Committee and the panels every three years. This year EFSA is renewing all 10 scientific panels simultaneously for the first time.