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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113286
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-03-14 19:54 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2018-03-14 19:55 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2018-03-14 19:55 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Germany
Profile of the Expert
As a scientific officer in the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety I work in the Department of Genetic Engineering, Unit Traceability, Methods of Detection, Biosafety Clearing-House. As such, I am responsible for the tasks of the Federal Office as the competent national authority to the Cartagena Protocol.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Nina Duensing
Mauerstrasse 39-42
10117

Berlin
Germany
Phone:+49 30 18445-6508
Fax:+49 30 18445-6099
Email:nina.duensing@bvl.bund.de
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • German
Date of birth
1983
Place of birth
Germany
Current employment
Employer / Organization
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Genetic Engineering
Start date
2016
Main responsibilities
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is the competent national authority to the Cartagena Protocol. To that end, I take care of the tasks related to the transboundary movement of LMOs from or to Germany exempt the import and export of LMO within the European Union which is a common economic area. Furthermore, I am responsible for the information exchange with the BCH.
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Leibniz University of Hannover
Start date
2013
Ending date
2015
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
As a postdoctoral researcher I worked on a research project on microbial secondary metabolite biosynthesis, elucidating the programming of a fungal polyketide synthase.
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Start date
2013
Ending date
2013
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
As a postdoctoral researcher I worked on a research project on molecular plant-microbe interactions in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology
Name of academic institution
Leibniz University of Hannover
Start date
2004
Ending date
2007
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology
Name of academic institution
Leibniz University of Hannover
Start date
2007
Ending date
2009
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Physiology
Name of academic institution
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology / University of Potsdam
Start date
2009
Ending date
2013
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Handling of LMO applications (AIA procedure)
  • Information and knowledge management expertise
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
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
References
References
Abteilung Gentechnik
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
Genetic Engineering
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/