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Dr. Paul T.J. Scheepers

Dr. Paul T.J. Scheepers, Associate Professor at the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC), Nijmegen, The Netherlands) has over thirty years of experience conducting research in the areas of exposure and environmental/occupational health.  An active member of ISES and ISES-Europe, Dr. Scheepers is currently an ISES Academic Councilor.  Dr. Scheepers is involved as an independent expert of committees on chromium, pesticides, emerging risks, chemical incidents and he supports rapid risk assessments for the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission as a member of the panel of experts. He collaborates with WHO and ILO, mainly on exposure and risk assessments.

Dr. Scheepers’ primary research focus has been human biological monitoring and its applications in human health risk assessment.  Dr. Scheepers has been involved in development of biomarkers as well as novel applications of biomonitoring in public health research, especially in the areas of occupational and environmental health, consumer safety, and chemical incident response.

 

Dr. Scheepers obtained his MSc with honors at Wageningen University in 1988 in the field of environmental sciences.  After working for a year as an occupational hygiene consultant, Dr. Scheepers began his doctoral studies with the University of Nijmegen’s Department of Toxicology.  Dr. Scheepers obtained his PhD in 1994 based on research on biomarkers of exposure to diesel exhaust at the department of Toxicology of the RUMC.  He studied the formation of addition products (adducts) of nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from diesel exhaust to proteins.  Dr. Scheepers was then appointed Assistant Professor in toxicology at the University of Nijmegen, where he coordinated several EU projects on biological monitoring of exposure to carcinogenic substances.  Dr. Scheepers started the workgroup “Risk evaluation and molecular epidemiology” at the Deparment of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Human Technology Assessment in 1998, founding the “Research Lab in Molecular Epidemiology” in the same department.  Dr. Scheepers also initiated “Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)” as a major subjects in the Biomedical Sciences educational programme. In 2007 Dr. Scheepers initiated the interfaculty master track in “Human and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA)” as a collaboration with Department of Enviornmental Sciences of the Radboud University. This same year, Dr. Scheepers was appointed associate professor in the field of risk assessment and molecular epidemiology, and became principal lecturer in 2009.

 

Dr. Scheepers has been a European Registered Toxicologist/Toxicology Researcher (SMBWO/ERT) since 1997, a certified and registered Occupational Hygienist (RAH) since 2001 and a Public Health Advisor HazMat (GAGS) since 2007.  In addition, Dr. Scheepers has been Chairman of the Board of the Contact Group Health and Chemistry (CGC) since 2005.

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