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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
112311
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-08-01 14:25 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2017-08-02 18:48 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Germany
Profile of the Expert
As an agricultural economist in the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety I am concerned with socio-economic assessments of GMO. I work in the Department of Genetic Engineering, Unit Coexistence, GMO Monitoring and Database management.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Nicola Consmüller
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Mauerstrasse 39-42
10117 Berlin
Germany
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)30-18445-6402
Fax:+49-(0)30-18445-6099
Email:nicola.consmueller@bvl.bund.de
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • German
Date of birth
1980
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
2017
Main responsibilities
Socio-economic assessments of GMO
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Acronym
HU
Start date
2008
Ending date
2013
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
As a doctoral researcher I investigated socio-econonomic implications of Bt maize cultivation in Germany. Especially, I focussed on coexistence, cooperation among farmers and institutional change.
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Plant Sciences
Name of academic institution
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Start date
2003
Ending date
2006
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics
Name of academic institution
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Start date
2004
Ending date
2007
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics
Name of academic institution
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Start date
2008
Ending date
2013
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Post-graduate Certificate in Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology (Ghent University)
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Coexistence
  • Social and/or economic assessments
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Consmüller et al. (2012): Identifying driving factors for the establishment of cooperative GMO-free zones in Germany. Paper presented at Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Foz do Iguacu.
Consmüller et al. (2010): An econometric analysis of regional adoption patterns of Bt-maize in Germany. Agricultural Economics 41, pp. 275-284.
Consmüller et al. (2009): The role of coordination and cooperation in early adoption of GM crops: The case of Bt-maize in Brandenburg, Germany. AgBioForum 12, pp. 47-59.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Socio-economic Considerations (AHTEG on SEC)
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • German
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Spanish
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Spanish
/B
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Spanish
/B
References
References
Abteilung Gentechnik
Genetic Engineering
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)3018-445-6500
Fax:+49-(0)3018-445-6099
Email:german_bch@bvl.bund.de
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de/,BVL homepage (English)