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Sorsa Marja

E-mail: marja.sorsa@transmix.fi

Dr. Marja Sorsa received her Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Helsinki in 1969 before continuing her studies at the University of California at Berkeley and serving as a Visiting Researcher at the University of California at Davis. She is Professor Emeritus of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) and was formerly Research Professor in genetic toxicology at the Academy of Finland. Dr. Sorsa served as Director of the Department of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology at FIOH and then as Director of the Ministry of Education for the Finish government before retiring in 2003. She has represented Finland in the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology and in the Council of Finland Committee on Higher Education and Research. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of mutagenesis research and genetic toxicology. Dr. Sorsa has also served in an executive capacity within the European Union as a member of the European Group on Ethics (EGE) and the Advisory Group of the current Human Resources and Mobility Program. Dr. Sorsa is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Academia Europea and has been nominated Honorary Member of the Finnish Society of Toxicology. She has been a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini since 1985.

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