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Helmut Gaugitsch

 Keynote speaker
Helmut Gaugitsch studied technical chemistry and food chemistry at the technical University of Vienna, with graduation as PhD in technical chemistry and food chemistry. He joined the Environment Agency Austria in 1991 and worked on ecological risk assessment, monitoring and coexistence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) since. Presently he serves as Head of Unit Landuse & Biosafety at the Environment Agency Austria. Main areas of work: Reviewing of European GMO notifications concerning the risk assessment and monitoring of GMOs, coordination and preparation of studies on environmental effects of GMOs, assistance development and implementation of national, regional and international Regulatory Frameworks for Biosafety, National Focal Point for the Cartagena Protocol, environmental effects of landuse, agriculture and forestry.
Helmut Gaugitsch
Environment Agency Austria