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  • 8th OEESC takes place from 16 - 18 September 2019 in Dublin
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Biography

Dr. Helena Hemming has a position as Senior Occupational Toxicologist at AstraZeneca. She is developing occupational exposure limits on active pharmaceutical ingredients, is involved in all aspects of occupational toxicology and in managing toxicology support for hazard communication and occupational risk management.

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Željka Babić works as a research assistant at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in Zagreb, Croatia, and is a PhD student in the field of Biomedicine and Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb. She is a member of the COST Action TD1206 „Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases“ (StanDerm).

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Dr. A. Bitsch is head of the division “Chemical risk assessment, databases and expert systems” in the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology und experimental Medicine (ITEM) in Hannover, Germany. Here she is amongst others responsible for hazard and risk evaluation of biocides. Following her study in biology with a focus on biochemistry; she moved to cancer research and specialized on mechanism in chemical induced carcinogenesis. In 1996 she successfully absolved the final examinations to a certified expert in toxicology.

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Jody Schinkel has contributed to the development of different dermal exposure models (Dermal ART model, Browse model) and worked during his PhD on the development and validation of exposure models.

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He is appointed as Associate professor and Niche Area Leader of the research entity, Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative (OHHRI) at the NWU. His research focus and expertise is on skin exposure to different stressors in the workplace. This includes assessing the potential risk of skin exposure, assessing actual levels of skin exposure and controlling the level of exposure. His research also utilises skin bio-engineering methods. Another research interest is regulatory toxicology, in particular occupational exposure limits (OELs).

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2004-2008: Studied biology and sports science at the Ruhr University Bochum.
2009-2011: Research scientists, Institute of Sports Medicine and Sports Nutrition at the University of Bochum.
2011-present: Research scientists, Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (IPA), Department of clinical and experimental Occupational Dermatology and Toxicology. Project group: Dermal penetration of hazardous substances.

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Araceli works as a Research Scientist within the Centre for Human Exposure Science in IOM. She carries out studies on exposure assessment using measurement and modelling tools to assist health and regulatory agencies and industry. At the moment she is involved in several large scale collaborative European projects which aim to further develop our understanding of the health issues relating to the use of nanomaterials.

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Prof John Cherrie is Chair of the BOHS Skin Working Group.

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Dr. Roitzsch studied chemistry in Dortmund, Germany. In 2005 he received his doctorate degree for his work on heavy metal ion interactions with DNA. From 2005 until 2009 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he conducted biochemical research in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. From 2010 to 2012 he worked in industrial research, until he started his present position in the “Exposure Scenarios” unit of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Dortmund. His main responsibility is performing exposure assessments for the approval of biocidal active substances and for the authorisation of biocidal products.

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Annette Bunge is Professor Emeritus in the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA. She has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, both in Chemical Engineering. The goal of her research over nearly 30 years is to understand how skin behaves as a barrier to chemicals that contact the skin as medicines or during environmental or occupational exposures.