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I am a toxicologist dedicated to improve the health of (future) mothers and children through science and education. A healthy start in life is incredibly important to prevent illness. I strive to understand and reduce the risk of environmental contaminants to children’s health globally. To accomplish this mission, I investigate the effects of potential toxicants on female health and the developing child, thereby avoiding unnecessary harm for animals. I am involved in many national and international (EU-funded) projects on the toxicological impact of endocrine disruptors. I translate these findings into practice and policy and disseminate to (inter)national scientific, societal and political communities in order to encourage healthy living from an early age. Currently, I coordinate the EU-funded project FREIA: Female Reproductive toxicity of Endocrine disrupting chemcials: a human evidence-based screening and Identification Approach (www.freiaproject.eu).

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Member Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Health Council of the Netherlands

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Independent expert, Endocrine Disruption Expert Group at European Chemicals Agency, representing Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

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Supervisory board membership, Postgraduate Education in Toxicology.

Ancillary activities

  • European Chemicals Agency | Helsinki | lid Endocrine Disruptor Expert Group | 2018-09-01 - present
  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | Lid commissie Gewasbescherming en Omwonenden | 2020-01-01 - present
  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | Voorzitter Subcommissie Classificatie ReproductietoxischeSto | 2020-01-01 - present
  • European Food and Safety Authority | Parma | Lid Werkgroep Adverse Outcome Pathways for identification of | 2020-02-01 - present
  • European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) | Parma | Lid Werkgroep hormoonverstorende stoffen | 2021-02-01 - present
  • Danish Technical University | Kopenhagen | External advisor Assessment committee senior researcher | 2021-10-01 - 2021-10-31
  • Center for Reproductive Biology Uppsala (CRU) | Uppsala | External reviewer Research evaluation committee | 2021-12-20 - 2022-01-31

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Academic qualification

Toxicology, PhD, Universiteit Utrecht

Award Date: 27 Jan 2005

Biology, Master, Universiteit Utrecht

Award Date: 1 Oct 2000

User created Keywords

  • Toxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Female reproduction
  • Developmental origin of health and disease
  • steroidogenesis


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