Position: Chairman EFB Task Group on Safety in Biotechnology
Patrick Rüdelsheim, PhD, is General Partner of Perseus BVBA, a service company focused on biosafety and related regulatory requirements, which he founded in 2003. He obtained his PhD in biology/botany at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He started his career in D.J. Vanderhave B.V., a Dutch Seed company where he was involved in the application of plant cell biology in classical breeding. In 1990, he joined Plant Genetic Systems N.V., Ghent, Belgium as Field Trial Supervisor. After being in charge of Product Development and Registration, he was appointed Director Regulatory Affairs and Member of the PGS Board. In 1996, following the acquisition of PGS by AgrEvo, he became Global Head of Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs for the AgrEvo group. In this function, he ensured the scientific argumentation for Product Safety and Quality as well as compliance with all regulatory requirements related to genetic engineering. After the creation of Aventis S.A. by the merger of Hoechst, Patrick Rüdelsheim became Global Head Regulatory Affairs BioScience of Aventis CropScience and following the acquisition of Aventis CropScience by Bayer in 2002, he remained in that position for Bayer CropScience until founding Perseus BVBA. He contributed to several biosafety research projects, mainly with crop plants, and provides with Perseus BVBA biosafety services for pathogens and GMOs.
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