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Speakers at EBSA Thursday - BioEthics & Dual Use in relation to BioRisk
EBSA Thursday - BioEthics & Dual Use in relation to BioRisk
About the speakers
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.
Rik BleijsHead Biosecurity Office at the National Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentTilburg, 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.
- Athens Law Firm
Director of the Medical Law and Bioethics Department
- Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
Senior Scientist - Legal Advisor
- Athens Law Firm