Dr. ir. Nadia Waegeneers PhD
Nadia Waegeneers graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) as Bio-Engineer and obtained a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences at the same university, in collaboration with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN). She continued her career at KULeuven, participating in the European risk assessments of the trace elements cadmium, lead, zinc, copper and nickel and of antimony dioxide. The topics she worked on with regard to these trace elements, were the environmental risk assessment for terrestrial organisms and the exposure of man through the environment. She started in 2006 at CODA-CERVA (Sciensano’s predecessor) as a scientist in the Ecochemistry Service. Currently she is senior scientist in the Service Trace Elements and Nanomaterials. Her main areas of expertise are the transfer of trace elements throughout the food chain, dietary intake and risk evaluation of trace elements, and the analysis of inorganic nanomaterials by means of single particle ICP-MS. She also supervises the National Reference Laboratory for Trace Elements in food and feed.