• Gideon Elkayam, Belgium | Congress Chair

    Gideon Elkayam, Belgium | Congress Chair

    Mr. Gideon Elkayam is the founder, owner and C.E.O since Obelis' foundation on September 27, 1988. Through his commitment, outstanding leadership abilities, and his drive for excellence, Obelis responsible Person Center has grown and developed into that international, ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 Certified company it is today. 
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  • Daniel Burney, UK

    Daniel Burney, UK

    Daniel holds a Masters Degree in Chemistry obtained from The University of Sheffield and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from The University of Nottingham.  After completing his studies, Daniel worked as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years.  Currently he works at MSL in the UK where he is the Principble Safety Assessor, working with many of the top international brands.  
  • Peter Bursch, Germany

    Peter Bursch, Germany

    Qualification of Expert for Safety Assessment
    Study of Chemistry at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-University at Bonn, Qualification Master of Chemistry.
    Dissertation to Ph.D. in chemistry with main focus on organosilicon chemistry.
    Minor subject (2nd examination): Pharmacology.
  • David Carlander, Belgium

    David Carlander, Belgium

    Dr. Carlander is Director or Regulatory Affairs of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA). He joined NIA in 20111 as a Director of Advocacy. In his position he is also covering the agricultural sector (food, feed, ag-chem), REACH, cosmetics, biocides and risk assessment of nanomaterials. 
  • Marta de Oliveira Ferreira, Portugal

    Marta de Oliveira Ferreira, Portugal

    General Manager and Technical Director of inovapotek - a Contract Research Organization providing customized R&D, Testing, Regulatory and Consulting services to the Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food Supplements industries – and President of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetic Sciences. 
  • Sandra Ferretti, Belgium

    Sandra Ferretti, Belgium

    Sandra Ferretti is the EAAR liaison officer and Chief Compliance Officer and Public Affairs Director at Obelis, a leading authorized representative based in Brussels. She represents the EAAR at various EUDAMED sub-groups (actors registration, device registration, vigilance, data-exchange), and also now at the MDCG work group on UDI, Vigilance, and IMDRF.
  • Elena Grasselli, Italy

    Elena Grasselli, Italy

    Elena Grasselli is professor of Endocrine disrupting chemicals and human health, Cell Culture and Physiology at the University of Genoa, DISTAV. Head of KosmoLab a university of Genoa facility for in vitro cosmetic testing. In the last decade, EG scientific research and pubblication focused on thyroid hormones, lipid metabolism, polyphenols action and endocrine disruptors. 
  • Yiannis Kapetanstratakis, Greece

    Yiannis Kapetanstratakis, Greece

    QACS Laboratories
    Chemist, MSc.
    Manager of Safety and Efficacy Department
    Yiannis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of Patras, Greece. After studying Forensic Science at Strathclyde University Glasgow, U.K. he joined QACS Laboratories team in 2012. 
  • Ludger Möller, Germany

    Ludger Möller, Germany

    Since 2000 President Medical Device Safety Service GmbH (MDSS)
    Founder MDSS Consulting and ITN Holding GmbH
    Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman European Association of Authorized Representatives (EAAR)
    1996-2000 Lead Auditor and Expert with leading Notified Body (TÜV Rheinland)
  • Alina Nanu, Romania

    Alina Nanu, Romania

    Alina Nanu is the General Manager of Eurofins Evic Product Testing Romania, a company that is part of Eurofins group. Alina’s experience is very extensive covering many fields, reaching from chemistry methods development to biotechnology and pharma field. Holds a doctoral degree in Science and Engineering, being involved in various research projects in the field of biocides, medical devices, cosmetics, drugs. 
  • Ana Palmeira de Oliveira, Portugal

    Ana Palmeira de Oliveira, Portugal

    Ana Palmeira de Oliveira, is general manager of Labfit - and R&D company that provides in vitro test and consulting services to cosmetics, medical devices, pharmaceutics, biocides and food suplement industries. Ana is invited teacher at the Health Sciences Faculty at University of Beira Interior and her research is focused in microbiology and in vitro tests.
  • Stephane Pirnay, France

    Stephane Pirnay, France

    Since more than 15 years, Dr Stephane PIRNAY has been working in the field of certification, testing, quality control, and toxicological expertise for the products of goods (cosmetics, chemicals, food, drugs…).
    1st studies began in 1999 at Inserm U26, at Lariboisiere Hospital in Paris, regarding omega 3 – nutrition and health impacts regarding intracerebral intake of xenobiotics.
  • Guido Rainis, Germany

    Guido Rainis, Germany

    Medical Device Safety Service (MDSS) GmbH
    University degree Dipl. Food Chemist/State certified Food Chemist
    Consultant Regulatory Affairs Cosmetics
    Joined MDSS in September 2013.
  • Gerald Renner, Belgium

    Gerald Renner, Belgium

    Dr Gerald Renner was born in Graz (Austria) in 1967. His basic scientific training was in engineering chemistry at the Technische Universität Graz, where he graduated in 1993. After that he specialised in biochemical engineering and worked for his PhD at the Technische Universität Graz, and the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. He finished his doctoral studies on the bacterial production of biodegradable plastics in 1996.
  • Vera Rogiers, Belgium

    Vera Rogiers, Belgium

    Actually, Vera Rogiers is part-time professor in Dermato-Cosmetology. Besides teaching at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University of Ghent, she organizes international courses on Cosmetics and Risk Assessment. She is the Director of the Innovation Centre-3Rs (IC-3Rs) at the VUB with focus on replacing experimental animals by novel technology. She is also Director of the Chair Mireille Aerens for the Development of 3R-Alternative Methods at the VUB. 
  • Matteo Zanotti Russo, Italy

    Matteo Zanotti Russo, Italy

    Chemist and Cosmetologist, owner and founder of Angel Consulting-Milano, Safety Assessor himself, he leads a team of 12 Safety Assessors in his company. Angel Consulting participated to EU funded projects: Superflex and Pepticaps. Now it is partner of Life Vermeer project, intended to develop new in silico tools for the safety assessment of ingredients. 
  • Jasper ten Brinke, The Netherlands

    Jasper ten Brinke, The Netherlands

    Jasper ten Brinke holds a Master degree in Business Administration, has a strong commercial track record, and is currently responsible for partnering, business development, contracting, onboarding and account management of customers at The Regulatory Company (TRC) in The Netherlands. 

  • Matthias Vey, Belgium

    Matthias Vey, Belgium

    Dr. Matthias Vey is a chemist by training from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. After his studies and a short period of training as a perfumer he worked in fragrance research and development for Marbert Cosmetics in Düsseldorf, Germany. He then became global regulatory affairs manager for Coty/Lancaster in Mainz, Germany. 
  • Els Vrindts, Belgium

    Els Vrindts, Belgium

    Education : master in applied biological sciences (bio engineer), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1994
    Work experience : part of the Belgian market surveillance authority for cosmetics since 2005,  at the Federal Public Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment.