Speakers at EBSA Thursday - BioEthics & Dual Use in relation to BioRisk

EBSA Thursday - BioEthics & Dual Use in relation to BioRisk

About the speakers

  1. Iris Vennis

    Iris Vennis

    At the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) I work on Global Health Security projects. Among my interests are biosafety and -security, international public health (care) systems, microbiology, and infectious diseases. I have a background in Global Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. During my studies I have always been active in extracurricular activities, including educational innovation through a grassroot grant, several committees and roles as Chair of the Faculty Council and Board member of the Study association. I enjoy taking on challenges and working on multiple projects.

  2. Rik Bleijs

    Rik Bleijs

    Head Biosecurity Office at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
    Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands.

    Rik is a highly motivated and result driven professional with more than 15 years of experience in biosafety, biosecurity and risk assessments as a policy officer in the Netherlands. He is trained as a molecular biologist and received his PhD degree in tumor immunology at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. He has an extensive understanding of managing complex policy-driven projects as well as international projects with multiple stakeholders. Rik is an excellent coordinator and functions as a people-oriented project manager with outstanding skills in organization, networking, tactical behavior and communication. As a project manager with knowledge in life sciences, he is international well recognized as a respected expert in the field of biosafety and biosecurity.
  3. Takis Vidalis

    Takis Vidalis

    • Athens Law Firm
      Strategic consulting
      Director of the Medical Law and Bioethics Department
    • Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
      Senior Scientist - Legal Advisor


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