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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