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Rydzynski Konrad J.

E-mail: Konrad.Rydzynski@imp.lodz.pl

Konrad Rydzyński, MD, PhD. Director General of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland.
Main recent scientific interest: genotoxicity and carcinogenesis; nanotechnology-related risks.
Author of 130 publications, cited over 1130 times.

Memberships in Scientific Advisory Bodies, Committees and Panels:
 Member of the Expert Advisory Group for European Union 5th Framework Program Key Action 1 "Food, Nutrition & Health" and Key Action 4 "Environment and Health", DG Research (1999-2002);
 Member and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Group for European Union 6th Framework Program Priority Area 5 "Food Quality and Safety" DG Research (2002-2006);
 Member of the SCENIHR - Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, DG SANCO of European Commission (2004-2010);
 Polish Delegate to OECD Test Guidelines Program (1995-1999);
 Member of the Advisory Board to The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Natural Resources (Chairman of Environmental Health Risks Subcommittee) (1995-1999);
 Member of The Polish MAC Values Commission for Chemicals (1989-1999);
 Member (1994-1996), then Chairman (1996-1999) of the Public Health Granting Council at The Committee for Scientific Research;
 Member of The Advisory Council to the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (since 2005);
 Founder and The Head of The National Centre for Alternative Methods (1995-2000);
 Member of The Biological Effects of Low Level Exposure (BELLE) Advisory Committee, USA (since 2000);
 Organizer of the EUROTOX Course: "Principles of risk assessment from chemical exposure" Lodz, Poland, August 31-September 6, 1995;
 Lecturer at the international EUROTOX Course: "Principles of risk assessment from chemicals" Vilnius, Lithuania; Pula, Croatia; Varna, Bulgaria (1995-1997);
 Organizer and Deputy Director of the School of Public Health, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz; 1993-1997; Director of SPH (2000-2003);
 Assessor/Lead Assessor, The British Standards Institute, Certificate No. 94565A-29984, from 18 March 1995, and Certified Auditor No. 419, Polish Centre for Research and Certification.

Memberships in Learned Societies:
 Member of The EUROTOX (European Association of Societies of Toxicology) Executive Committee (1996-2002);
 Member of The EUROTOX Educational Subcommittee (1999-2006);
 Member of The Executive Council of The Polish Society of Toxicology (1999-2002)
 President of The Polish Society of Toxicology (2002 - 2009);
 Director in the Executive Committee of The International Union of Toxicology (2001-2007);
 Member of The Executive Council of International Commission on Occupational Health MEDICHEM Committee (2000-2004);
 Member of Committee for Human Risks of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2005-2011);
 Honorary Member of The Ukrainian Medical Academy of Sciences (since 2011).

Memberships in Editorial Boards:
 Member of Editorial Board (1992-1999), then Editor in Chief (since 2000) of "The International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health";
 Member of Editorial Board of "Medycyna Pracy";
 Member of Editorial Board of "International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health";
 Member of Editorial Board of "Acta Toxicologica" (2002-2010);
 Member of Editorial Board of "Comments in Toxicology" (2000-2007).

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