Jose Tarazona

Senior Scientific Officer at the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risk Unit

Dr Jose V. Tarazona is Senior Scientific Officer at the Scientific Committee and
Emerging Risk Unit and former Head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

He is part of the New Approaches for Risk Assessment Team and coordinates a new EFSA project on the integration of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in regulatory risk assessments. Doctor in Veterinary Medicine with a PhD in Toxicology, from 1982 to 2009 was a researcher at the Spanish National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (INIA),
complementing his research activities with managerial tasks as Head of the
Division of Environmental Toxicology and Director of the Department of the Environment. Before moving to EFSA, from 2009 to 2013 worked for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as Chair of the Committee for Risk Assessment and as Scientific Chair of the Evaluation Directorate.