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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
109724
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-02-12 09:57 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2018-02-05 07:51 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2018-02-15 16:36 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

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General information
Nominating Government
  • Germany
Profile of the Expert
1993-1996 Ph.D. Student: Institute for Genebiological Research, Berlin
1996-1997 Postdoc: Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm (Potsdam)
1997-1999 Higher Scientific Offices IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, UK
1999-2005 Senior Postdoc: Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm (Potsdam)
2005-today Scientific officer: BVL Berlin, Unit 403: Deliberate Release and Placing on the Market

As scientific officer in the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) since 2005, I am regularly involved in risk assessment on applications for deliberate release and applications for placing on the market of LMOs according to Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation (EC) 1829/2003.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Georg Leggewie
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Genetic Engineering
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin, Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49 30 18445 6302
Fax:+40 30 18445 6099
Email:georg.leggewie@bvl.bund.de
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • German
Date of birth
1965
Place of birth
Germany
Current employment
Employer / Organization
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Acronym
BVL
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Genetic Engineering
Start date
2005
Main responsibilities
As scientific officer in the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) since 2005, I am regularly involved in risk assessment on applications for deliberate release and applications for placing on the market of LMOs according to Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation (EC) 1829/2003.
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Potsdam
Acronym
MPIMP
Start date
1999
Ending date
2005
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Postdoc, thereby experience in all fields of molecular techniques, biochemical analysis and LMO handling.
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
IACR Rothamsted, Harpenden, UK
Acronym
IACR Rothamsted
Start date
1997
Ending date
1999
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Scientific Officer,  thereby experience in all fields of molecular techniques, biochemical analysis and LMO handling.
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in biology
Name of academic institution
University of Heidelberg
Start date
1987
Ending date
1993
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Natural Sciences
Name of academic institution
Humboldt University Berlin
Start date
1993
Ending date
1996
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Molecular biology, risk assessment of LMO
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Food and feed safety
  • Risk assessment
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
- Rausch, C., Daram, P., Brunner, S., Jansa, J., Laloi, M., Leggewie, G., Amrhein N. and Bucher M. (2001) A phosphate transporter expressed in arbuscule-containing cells in potato, Nature 414:462-466
- Bartsch, D., Buhk, H.-J., Engel, K.-H., Ewen, C., Flachowsky, G., Gathmann, A., Heinze, P., Koziolek, C., Leggewie, G., Meisner, A., Neemann, G., Rees, U., Scheepers, A., Schmidt, S., Schulte, E., Sinemus, K., Vaasen A. (contributors in alphabetical order) (2009) BEETLE report, Long-term effects of genetically modified (GM) crops on health and the environment (including biodiversity): prioritization of potential risks and delimitation of uncertainties. German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, BLaU-Umweltstudien and Genius GmbH. 133 pp.
- Kahrmann, J., Bömeke, O., Leggewie, G. (2017) Aged GMO legislation meets new genome editing techniques. EurUP 15(2):176-182.
List of other publications
- Mogen, B.D., MacDonald, M.H., Leggewie, G., Hunt, A.G., (1992) Several distinct types of sequence elements are required for efficient mRNA 3' end formation in a pea rbcS gene. Mol. Cell. Biol. 12:5406-5414.
- Riesmeier, J.W., Leggewie, G., Hirner, B., Willmitzer, L., and Frommer, W.B. (1994) Role and function of sucrose transporters from higher plants. J. Cell. Biochem. Supplement 18, partA:120
- Riesmeier, J.W., Rink, U., Laloi, M., Leggewie, G., Kwart, M., Tretheway, R., Kossmann, J., and Willmitzer, L. (1996) The physiological role and regulation of photoassimilate and nutrient transport across biomembranes with special emphasis on transgenic potato plants. In: Regulation and manipulation of starch and sucrose metabolism in plants. (Y Nakamura, Ed.) NIAR/COE International Symposium, Tsukuba, Japan, November 11-12, 1996. pp. 71-74.
- Leggewie, G., Willmitzer, L., and Riesmeier, J.W. (1997) Two cDNAs from potato are able to complement a phosphate uptake-deficient yeast mutant: Identification of phosphate transporters from higher plants. Plant Cell 9:381-392.
- Leggewie, G. and Braun, H.P. (1998) A cDNA from potato with homology to DnaJ is identical to a hitherto unidentified gene that is induced upon tuberisation in potato and flowering in tobacco (PGR98-128), Plant Physiol. 117:1127.
- Liu, J.-Q., Leggewie, G., Varotto, S., and Thompson, R.D. (1999) Characterisation of an anther-expressed protein kinase gene in the potato Solanum berthaultii and its antisense inhibition in transgenic plants, Sex. Plant. Reprod. 11:336-346.
- Leggewie, G., Willmitzer, L., and Riesmeier, J.W., (1999) Identification and characterisation of two cDNAs encoding phosphate transporters from Solanum tuberosum. In: Plant Nutrition-Molecular Biology and Genetics, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium of Mineral Nutrition of Plants, G. Gissel-Nielsen and A, Jensen eds, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp125-136.
- Leggewie, G., Zhang, H., Jennings, A., and Forde, B.G. (1999) Molecular approaches to study high affinity nitrate transport in Arabidopsis thaliana J Exp. Bot. 50 (Suppl.):58.
- Zeh, M., Leggewie,  G., Hoefgen, R. and Hesse H. (2002) Cloning and characterisation of a cDNA encoding a cobalamin-independent methionine synthase from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Plant Mol. Biol. 48:255-265.
- Li, D., Zhu, H., Liu, K., Liu, X., Leggewie, G., Udvardi, M., Wang D. (2002) Purple acid phosphatase of Arabidopsis thaliana: comparative analysis and differential regulation by phosphate deprivation J. Biol. Chem. 277:27772-27781.
- Leggewie, G., Kolbe, A., Lemoine, R., Roessner, U., Lytovchenko, A., Zuther, E., Kehr, J., Frommer, W.B., Riesmeier, J.W., Willmitzer, L., Fernie, A.R. (2003) Overexpression of the sucrose transporter SoSUT1 in potato results in alterations in leaf carbon partitioning and in tuber metabolism but has little impact on tuber morphology. Planta 217:158-167.
- Gordon-Weeks, R., Tong, Y., Davies, T.G.E. and Leggewie G. (2003) Restricted spatial expression of a high-affinity phosphate transporter in potato roots, J. Cell. Sci. 116:3135-3144.
- Gabriel-Neumann, E., Neumann, G., Leggewie, G., George E. (2011) Constitutive overexpression of the sucrose transporter SoSUT1 in potato plants increases arbuscular mycorrhiza fungal root colonization under high, but not under low, soil phosphorus availability, Journal of Plant Physiology 168:911-919.
- Schenkel, W., Leggewie, G. (2015) New techniques in molecular biology challenge the assessment of modified organisms, Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety 10:263-268.
-  Kahrmann, J., Bömeke, O., Leggewie, G. (2017) Genome Editing vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof: Richtungsweisung aus Luxemburg? Zeitschrift für medizinische Ethik 63(4):297-308.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • German
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
References
References
Dr. Detlef Bartsch
Head of Divison
Genetic Engineering
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin, Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49 30 18 445 6000
Fax:+49 30 18 445 6099
Email:Detlef.Bartsch@BVL.BUND.DE
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP)
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Am Mühlenberg 1
Potsdam
Germany, 14476
Phone:+49 331 567 - 80
Fax:+49 331 567 - 84 08
Email:contact@mpimp-golm.mpg.de
Url:Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie