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. When Sciensano was founded she was senior scientist in the Service Trace Elements and Nanomaterials. Currently she is working in the service Risk and health impact assessment. Her main areas of expertise are the transfer of trace elements throughout the food chain, dietary intake of food contaminants and risk evaluations, and the analysis of inorganic nanomaterials by means of single particle ICP-MS.