Scientific Committee members

The Scientific Committee brings together highly qualified risk assessment experts from a number of European nationalities with expertise in a range of relevant fields. It is composed of the Chairpersons of EFSA’s Scientific Panels plus six independent scientists.

Scientific Committee 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 Scientific Committee 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 Scientific Committee Panel members for 2009 - 2012.


Vittorio Silano - Chair
Ada Knaap - Vice-Chair
David Lovell - Vice-Chair
Susan Barlow
Andrew Chesson
John Dan Collins
Albert Flynn
Corrado Ludovico Galli
Anthony Hardy
Klaus-Dieter Jany
Michael John Jeger
Harry Kuiper
John Christian Larsen
Joseph Rudolf Schlatter
Franciscus Smulders
Philippe Vannier