Title: Senior Scientific Advisor
Work: Centre of Health Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Henk van Loveren did his PhD (tumor immunology) at Utrecht University in 1981 and was post-doctoral fellow (immunology) at Yale University, New Haven CT, USA in 1982. Since 1984, he is at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, where he has run the Immunotoxicology program and is now Senior Scientific Advisor to the Centre of Health Protection. In addition, he is also Professor of Immunotoxicology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
His research has been devoted to the development of immunotoxicity testing, being performed in cell systems, in laboratory animals and clinical settings. Recent developments are the implementation of toxicogenomics in immunotoxicity testing. He has been member of several advisory committees, in addition to being director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Immunotoxicology and Allergic Hypersensitivity. Prof. van Loveren was one of the founders of the Immunotoxicology and Chemical Specialty Section at EUROTOX and served as its president from 2000-2003. For his achievements, he got the Vos Career Achievement Award Immunotoxicology of the American Society of Toxicology in 2008, and the Merit Award 2010 of the European Federation of Toxicology Societies.