A biologist specialising in molecular plant physiology, plant pathology, nematology and applied biocontrol research, Rüdiger has been closely involved in the regulation of biocontrol products and regulatory developments since 2005. He has been involved in more than 60 dossier submissions for microorganisms, botanicals and semiochemicals in the EU, and was involved in several EU research and policy initiatives, including the REBECA, ProLarix and BIOCOMES projects and is active in EU Commission and OECD working groups on development of guidance documents.
A European Registered Toxicologist, Götz has been involved in regulatory affairs for Plant Protection Products since 2002, including study design and monitoring, dossier preparation and risk assessment for microorganisms, botanicals and semiochemicals as well as conventional active ingredients in the EU. He is author of numerous expert statements in the area of toxicology and exposure assessments. Various product registrations and renewals of active ingredients were managed by him. He also provided toxicological support to the EU REBECA project.
We mourn the loss of our unique colleague and friend Jacky.
She died on December 16th, 2021 after a short serious illness.
Her humanity and the warmth of her heart will remain in our memories forever.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.
Agata is a biotechnologist, specialised in molecular biology and microbiology. Prior to joining APIS in 2018 she had 4 years’ experience in regulatory affairs as a biopesticide project manager, and 15 years of research experience in bioprotection and virology. She has participated in more than 10 biocontrol projects, including the EU BIOCOMES, which sought to develop new biopesticides. She has been involved in numerous new microbial active ingredient submissions and national product registrations.
Adi has 30 years of experience in the regulation of plant protection products with the focus on Environmental Risk Assessment. She has experience as study director and study monitor. Long year experience in evaluating studies and dossiers, risk assessment and preparation of DAR’s and dRRs, working at the Dutch regulatory body. with an increasing focus on biopesticides. She participated in Dutch, EU and OECD working groups and was involved in the preparation of numerous EU guidance documents both for conventional and biological active substances and products. Adi is and was also involved in regulatory affairs for biological biocides and actively participates in the development of the IUCLID format for microorganisms.
Nico has over 25 years of experience the fate and behaviour of chemicals and biologicals in the environment and specialised in environmental biotechnology, microbiology, water and soil bioremediation. He has over 14 years of experience in the field of registration of plant protection products, chemicals, biocides, pharmaceuticals and veterinary medicines. He worked as a study director fate and behaviour at a contract research organisation and he was risk assessor fate and behaviour at the Dutch board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides with the focus on “green” actives and products and biopesticides. Nico was a member of the EU working group on biopesticides and the EU team that developed the guidance document for semiochemicals. He was also a member of the Dutch working group on greenhouse emissions.
Camila is a biochemist and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) with research experience on toxins´ mode of action and biological control using biochemical and molecular biology approaches. She is a project manager and a regulatory expert specialised in the toxicological hazard and risk assessment of microorganisms, secondary metabolites, chemical active substances, biopesticides and conventional plant protection products since 2012. Camila has been involved in the coordination of projects for the (re-) approval of active substances and product registrations since 2016.
Sophie is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) with an academic background in biology and experimental respiratory research. She is working in the field of regulatory toxicology since 2016 and focused on study monitoring as well as hazard and risk assessment of biological and conventional active substances and plant protection products.
Sabine is an agronomist (MSc) specialized in crop protection. Her research was focused on applied biocontrol and molecular biology. Since 2011 she works in the field of regulatory affairs for active substances and plant protection products, mainly based on microbials. She has experience in scientific statements, dossier preparation and project management and joined APIS in 2019 as regulatory expert and project manager.
Núria is a biologist, with background in terrestrial ecology and agricultural sciences, further specialized in Integrated Crop Protection. Prior to get involved in regulatory affairs back in 2015, she focused her activities on protein biochemistry and microbiology research for biocontrol of insect pests. Núria is a project manager and our expert in efficacy and residues evaluation of biological and conventional active substances and products, and as such, a specialist in biological assessment dossiers and dietary risk evaluation.
Inka is an agricultural biologist with a PhD from the University of Hohenheim. In research she focused on phytopathology, microbiology and molecular biology. Additionally, she gained practical experience from a professional training as an agricultural-technical assistant with main focus in plant breeding. Now, she benefits from a more than 6-year experience in regulatory affairs for microbial active substances and products, and biofertilizers
Inês is a toxicologist, with a background in chemistry and academic research on the field of plant protection products (focus on liver toxicity and development of mode of action through AOPs). She has been involved in regulatory affairs, study monitoring, dossier preparation and risk assessment of plant protection products in the EU since 2018.
Jessica is a biochemist specialized in food science with a PhD in molecular biology and microbiology applied to water surveillance. In the past years she gained experience in transdisciplinary research and sustainability. Her work is focused on the preparation of scientific and administrative documents for the approval of plant protection products and their active ingredients according to European or national regulations.
Eva is a molecular biologist and microbiologist who earned her PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin. She has over 7 years‘ research experience studying honeybees, their interactions with microorganisms and bacterial secondary metabolites. Her scientific knowledge is seconded with a strong customer-centric professional experience, working both for a biotechnology company and with the pharmaceutical industry as a scientific writer.
Isabella is a food technologist (MSc) with 12 years’ research experience in production, formulation and application of microorganisms, in particular Pseudomonas, as biological control agents. After a five-year customer-centered professional experience and earning her PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin, she joined APIS in 2021.
Tjaart-Jan is a regulatory chemist with 16 years of experience working for the Dutch authorities in the fields of biocides and plant protection products for both active substance and product approvals. Within APIS, Tjaart-Jan focuses on identity, physical and chemical properties, and analytical methods. He joined APIS in May 2021 to become a member of the Dutch team in Wageningen.
Simone joined the company in 2021 for documentation and administration assistance. She´s bringing long term experience from industrial and service environment.
Henk has over 11 years of experience in registration of plant protection products. Before joining APIS in 2022 he worked at the Dutch competent authority as an efficacy evaluator. Besides his work as an evaluator Henk was involved in efforts to harmonize efficacy evalutions with a focus on low risk products and biopesticides, he chaired the European Efficacy Expert Working groups for two years.