Panel members

The CONTAM Panel brings together highly qualified risk assessment experts from a number of European nationalities with expertise in a range of relevant fields.

Panel members are appointed by the EFSA Management Board for three years renewable. Appointments are made on the basis of proven scientific excellence following an open call for applications and a rigorous selection procedure. The Panel regularly sets up Working Groups involving external scientists with relevant expertise to deal with specific matters and to help produce scientific opinions. All experts working for EFSA sign a Declaration of Interests to safeguard EFSA’s commitment to independence. 

View the Declarations of Interests of CONTAM Panel members for 2009 - 2012.


Josef Schlatter, Chair
Diane Benford, Vice-Chair
FX Rolaf Van Leeuwen, Vice-Chair
Jan Alexander
Alan Boobis
Sandra Ceccatelli
Jean-Pierre Cravedi
Alessandro di Domenico
Daniel Doerge
Eugenia Dogliotti
Lutz Edler
Peter Farmer
Metka Filipic
Johanna Fink-Gremmels
Peter Fürst
Thierry Guerin
Helle Katrine Knutsen
Miroslav Machala
Antonio Mutti
Philippe Verger

View the Declarations of Interests of former CONTAM Panel members for 2006 - 2009.