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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
105471
Status
Published
Date of creation
2014-04-02 10:24 UTC (222@bmel.bund.de)
Date of last update
2018-01-25 16:24 UTC (ursula.monnerjahn@bmel.bund.de)
Date of publication
2018-01-25 17:20 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Germany
Profile of the Expert
Birgit Winkel is an expert on environmental risk assesment working since 11 years in the field. Since more than 10 years she is senior scientist in division "GMO Regulation, Biosafety" at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. She is expert in the subworking group "Microorganisms" of the OECD WG "Harmonization of regulatory oversight in Biotechnology" Her background is in microbiology, biochemistry and (soil)ecology.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Birgit Winkel
Konstantinstrasse 110
Bonn, North Rhine Westphalia
Germany, 53179
Phone:49 228 84911867
Fax:49 228 84911869
Email:winkelb@bmub.bund.de
Url:http://www.bfn.de
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • German
Date of birth
1968
Place of birth
Germany
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Acronym
BfN
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
GMO regulation, Biosafety  
Start date
2003
Main responsibilities
Assessment of experimental and market release applications, biosafety

Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Germany
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Federal Environment Agency
Acronym
UBA
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Assessment of experimental and market release applications, biosafety
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Technical University of Berlin
Acronym
TU-Berlin
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Ecotoxicological methods for soil assessment
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
Intermediate Diploma, Biology
Name of academic institution
University of Cologne
Start date
1987
Ending date
1990
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
Diploma, Biology
Name of academic institution
Technical University of Braunschweig
Start date
1990
Ending date
1994
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Training in applied environmental engineering
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Food and feed safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Scale implications for environmental risk assessment and monitoring of the cultivation of genetically modified herbicide-resistant sugar beet : a review, Frieder Graef; Gesine Schütte ; Birgit Winkel ; Hanka Teichmann ; Martha Mertens (2010), Living Reviews in Landscape Research 4 (3) pp. 1-36 .
Koexistenz aus ökologischer Perspektive, Beatrix Tappeser, Frauke Grimm, Thomas Meise, Mathias Otto, Wolfram Reichenbecher, Hanka Teichmann und Birgit Winkel (2010), Mitt. Ges. Pflanzenbauwiss. 22, 19-24.
Gentechnisch veränderte Organismen und Naturschutzgebiete- Ist das vereinbar? Birgit Winkel, 2009, Jahrbuch für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege, Bd. 57, 2009, S. 318-323.
List of other publications files
Awards and Professional Memberships
Professional memberships
Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
OECD-working group on harmonization of regulatory oversight - subworking group microorganisms
Drafting group environmental considerations- soil
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • German
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
  • French
/C
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/C
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
  • French
/C
References
References
Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel
Director General
Fedearl Agency for Nature Protection (BfN)
Konstantinstr. 110
Bonn
Germany, 53179
Phone:+49 228 8491-1001
Fax:+49 228 8491-1009
Email:Beate.Jessel@bfn.de
Url:http://www.bfn.de
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents