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External experts

 

The Council is currently looking for more external experts. To apply, please find all the information at the bottom of this page.

 

In the frame of the scientific evaluation of regulatory dossiers and other biosafety-related matters, the Biosafety Advisory Council and the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) can call for the scientific support of external experts. This cooperation with scientists is very important to deliver scientifically sound advices to the competent authorities. The Biosafety Council and the SBB are indeed unique interfaces between the academic and the regulatory areas in the field of biotechnology.
 
For this purpose, the Biosafety Council and the SBB have drawn up a common list of experts, subdivided into 5 groups:

GM plants

Includes scientists having expertise in (genetically modified) plants​

GM animals

Includes scientists having expertise in (genetically modified) animals​

GM food/feed

​Includes scientists having expertise in food and feed aspects (e.g. nutrition, allergenicity, toxicology)

Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy

​Includes scientists having expertise in gene therapy and/or (recombinant) viruses

Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi

Includes scientists having expertise in micro-organisms other than viruses​

Current list of scientific experts assisting the Biosafety Council and the SBB in their work

Name Institution Field(s) of expertise
ANNÉ Jozef (Prof. Dr. ir.)

KULeuven
Microbiology and Immunology

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
CASSART Dominique (Dr.)

Uliège
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • GM animals
DE CLERCQ Patrick (Prof. Dr. Ir.)

Ugent
Department of Crop Protection

  • GM plants
DE LOOSE Marc (Prof.)

ILVO
Technology and FOOD

  • GM plants
DECUYPERE Eddy (Prof. Dr. Ir. emeritus)

KULeuven
Biosystems

  • GM plants
  • GM food/feed
DEPICKER Ann (Prof. Dr.)

UGent - VIB- VIB
Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - Plant systems Biology

  • GM plants
DOMMES Jacques (Prof. Dr.)

Uliège
Department of Life Sciences

  • GM plants
du JARDIN Patrick (Prof. Dr. Ir)

ULiège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Unité de Biologie Végétale

  • GM plants
FIEMS Leo (Dr. ir.)

ILVO - Instituut voor Landbouw en Visserijonderzoek
Animal Sciences

  • GM food/feed
FONTAINE Véronique (Prof. Dr.)

ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Faculté de Pharmacie

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
GHANEM Michel (Dr. Ir.)

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management

  • GM plants
GHEYSEN Godelieve (Prof. Dr.)

Ugent
Molecular Biotechnology

  • GM plants
GIJSBERS Rik (Ass. Prof. Dr.)

KULeuven
Viral Vector Technology & Gene Therapy

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
HAEGEMAN Andy (Dr.)

CODA-CERVA
Virologie

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
HUYGHEBAERT André (Prof. Dr. Ir - emeritus)

Ugent
Food Safety and quality

  • GM food/feed
ROEBROEK Anton (Prof. Dr.)

KULeuven
Human Genetics

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
SMET Peter (Dr.)

Scientific Consultancy Smet & Pauwels

  • GM food/feed
SOUMILLION Patrice (Prof.)

UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain
Institut des Sciences de la Vie

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
TENENBAUM Liliane (Dr.)

Lausanne University Hospital
Clinical Neurosciences

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
TWIZERE Jean-Claude (Dr.)

ULiège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
VAN BREUSEGEM Frank (Prof. Dr.)

VIB - Ugent
Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

  • GM plants
VAN DEN ABBEELE Jan (Prof.)

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Biomedical Sciences

  • GM animals
VAN DEN BROEKE Anne (D.D.G.)

Institut J. Bordet
Hematologie en Oncohematologie

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
VAN DIJCK Patrick (Prof.)

VIB - KULeuven
Biology and Molecular Microbiology
Laboratory Molecular Cell Biology

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
VAN DOORSSELAERE Jan (Dr.)

VIVES campus Roeselaere

  • GM plants
VAN KONINCKXLOO Michel (Dr. Ir.)

Province de Hainaut
Hainaut Développement Territorial et CARAH asbl

  • GM plants
VAN LAREBEKE Nicolas (MD, Dr., emeritus)

VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

  • GM food/feed
VANDAMME Erick (Prof. Dr. ir. - emeritus)

Ugent
Biochemical and Microbial Technology

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
VANDEN BROECK An (Dr. ir.)

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Biodiversity and natural environment

  • GM plants
VANDER WAUVEN Corinne (Dr.)

Institut de Recherches Microbiologiques J-M Wiame

  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi
VANHOOREN Hadewijch (Mevr.)

KULeuven
Omgeving en Gezondheid, Arbeids- en Milieutoxicologie

  • GM food/feed
VERBRUGGEN Nathalie (Prof.)

ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Ecole Interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs

  • GM plants
WILLARD-GALLO Karen (Dr.)

ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Institut J. Bordet - Immunologie Moléculaire

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
ZORZI Willy (Dr.)

ULiège
Centre de Recherche sur les protéines prions (CRPP)

  • Recombinant viral vectors, virosomes, vaccines, gene therapy
  • Genetically modified micro-organisms - Bacteria and Fungi

Experts are consulted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the specific expertise needed to assess a dossier. The expertise is done in most of the cases according to a written procedure. The experts are entitled to receive a financial allowance for their scientific work.
 
The common list of experts is regularly updated and continuously open for new candidates. This is an opportunity to include scientists who are interested in providing their support to the work of the Biosafety Council and the SBB.
 
Interested individuals are required to submit to the attention of the SBB a motivation letter and a nomination form corresponding to the expert group in which they would like to be included (see relevant documents below) together with a copy of their CV.
 
Downloadable documents (Word files)

For your information please have also a look at the code of conduct for experts, a document that each expert must sign each time he/she participates in the expertise of a dossier.