Prof. dr. Martin van den Berg is Emeritus Professor in Toxicology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands He is also appointed as an honorary professor in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Queensland (Brisbane) and a visiting professor at the Royal Chulabhorn Research Institute and Graduate School in Bangkok. In autumn 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea in Sweden for his research on mixture toxicity of dioxin-like compounds. His research areas during the last decades include a broad range of toxicological topics such as effects of mixtures of organic persistent pollutants, interactions of endocrine chemicals on steroidogenesis and the development of in vitro assays for toxicological testing. For many of these topics he has been actively involved in the international risk assessment process and the development of regulatory guidelines. Prof. Van den Berg is a European registered toxicologist and has chaired and participated in many expert meetings on global chemical risk assessment organized by e.g. the WHO, FAO and IARC. Currently he is also Associate Editor Environmental Health Perspectives, (co)Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Toxicology and Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology.

Prof. Van den Berg partners with QAEHS scientists to support studies that involve the human and environmental risks of persistent organic pollutants and endocrine disruptors. In addition, he co-supervises MSc students from the Utrecht University that will do their major or minor internship at QAEHS.