Professor Lisbeth Knudsen
Lisbeth is professor of Toxicology at the University of Copenhagen with main areas of research in toxicology, genotoxicology, biomonitoring of environmental and occupational exposures, alternatives to animal experiments, and the ethical aspects of genetic testing and biomonitoring.
Studies of transplacental transport of chemicals by the human placental perfusion system and participation in the Human Biomonitoring for EU initiative are major current activities.
Lisbeth was a National member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) for the European Centre for the validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) 2000-2009; The EU implementation group on biomonitoring 2003-2012; Member of Danish Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (DACOPA) from 2003-2013; Member of the board of the Danish 3R Centre from 2013.
Knudsen received the Nordic Alternative Price 2006 for promoting development of alternatives to animal testing.
She is the coordinator of the Danish in vitro toxicology network, past president of the European Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (ECOPA) and past president of the European Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EEMGS).