Scientist: Marike Kolossa-Gehring

Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring ESMH ScientistDr Marike Kolossa-Gehring is a biologist and toxicologist and got her PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. Her research focusses on toxicology and human biomonitoring (HBM). She is Head of Section “Toxicology, Health-related Environmental Monitoring” at the German Environment Agency (UBA) and coordinator of the European Joint Programme HBM4EU. She was involved in the development of assessment strategies and guidelines at the national, EU and OECD level and vice-chair and chair of the OECD Endocrine Disruptor Testing and Assessment Task Force from 2006 to 2010. From 2011 to 2014 she was Governmental Councillor of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES). She has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed papers, 10 book chapters and various scientific reports.

Scientist's opinion : prof. Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring, biologist and toxicologist and got her PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. What is the HBM4EU mission and priorities? The mission of HBM4EU is to protect people in Europe from the exposure to hazardous chemicals and thereby improving human health. Pollutants like plasticisers, glyphosate or ...

Human biomonitoring : Changing environment, changing health

Changing environment, changing health

Our environment and health are closely intertwined, and we must equip future generations with adaptive capacities to achieve sustainable human wellbeing on all fronts. One such environment is our chemical one, present in the products we use, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Human biomonitoring - a scientific technique that allows us to assess whether and to what extent environmental substances have entered our bodies and how exposure may be changing over time - is a useful public health surveillance tool with which the real-life burden of exposure to chemicals can be assessed.