Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Ecotox Centre comprises representatives of administration, industry and research. It advises the Directorate, gives feedback on activities of the Ecotox Centre and incorporates the stakeholders' needs. The Advisory Board provides input regarding the final formulation of the business plan and is responsible for the periodical evaluation of the Ecotox Centre. 

Dr. Bettina Hitzfeld (Chair), Head of Division Soil and Biotechnology, Federal Office for the Environment

Dr. Lothar Aicher, Regulatory Toxicologist, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT)

Heinz Ehmann, Head of Department of Water Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, Canton Thurgau

Dr. Elisabeth Klenke, Head of Department of Preclinical Review and GLP Monitoring, Swissmedic

Dr. Katja Knauer, Pesticide Department, Federal Office for Agriculture

Linda Kren, Division of Environment, Security, Technology, scienceindustries (Business Association Chemistry Pharma Biotech)

Dr. Eva Lammer, Ecotoxicologist, Product Safety, BASF Switzerland

Dr. Claudia Minkowski, Department Head, Laboratory for the Protection of Water and Soil, Office for Water and Waste, Canton Berne

Dr. Christoph Moor, Head of Biocides and Plant Protection Products Section, Federal Office for the Environment

PD Dr. Bernd Nowack, Head of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Group (ERAM), EMPA St. Gallen

Dr. Nicole Schaad (observant), Head of Unit National Research, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Dr. Kaspar Schmid (observant), Head Chemicals and Work, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Andreas Schönborn, Head of Wetlands Division , Research Field Ecotechnology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Dr. Christoph Studer, Deputy Section Head Risk Assessment, Chemicals Department, Federal Office of Public Health

Martin Urban, Global Product Registration Manager, Syngenta Crop Protection AG