Genetisch veränderte Organismen


The Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) provides independent scientific advice on food and feed safety, environmental risk assessment and molecular characterisation/plant science. Its work chiefly concerns genetically-modified plants, micro-organisms and animals.

GMO Panel Members are scientists from across Europe with expertise in:

  • Food and feed safety assessment(GM-plants, GM-microorganisms, GM-animals)

    Food and genetic toxicology, immunology, food allergy, human and animal nutrition, dietary exposure, biochemistry and metabolism, food chemistry, compositional analysis statistics and field trial design, animal feeding trials
  • Environmental risk assessment (GM-plants, GM-microorganisms and GM-animals)

    Insect ecology and population dynamics, plant ecology, molecular ecology, ecotoxicology, plant biology, plant pathology, plant physiology, weed science, ecosystem services, soil science (soil organisms, biochemical processes, abiotic processes), plant population genetics, resistance evolution in target pest organisms (entomology, crop protection), geographical zoning and receiving environments, pest science (plant protection), impact of agriculture on biodiversity, vertical gene flow, horizontal gene flow, persistence and invasiveness (weediness), impact on non-target organisms (entomology, ecology), mathematical modelling, statistics and biometry, experimental design (field trial design, laboratory test design), agronomy, cropping systems and agricultural practices
  • Molecular characterisation and plant science

    Genome structure and evolution, gene regulation, genome stability, bioinformatics, plant breeding, molecular biology, plant and microbial physiology, biochemistry and metabolism (plants, microorganisms), proteomics, transcriptomics, genomics, genetic transformation, plant biology, food microbiology, antibiotic resistance, mathematical modelling, horizontal gene transfer, expression analysis, protein analysis, environmental microbiology, genetics, ecology.

Mitglieder des GMO-Gremiums, 2018-2021. Zu den Interessenerklärungen und Lebensläufen

Name Rolle
Bresson, Jean Louis Mitglied
Dalmay, Tamas Mitglied
De Schrijver, Adinda Mitglied
Dewhurst, Ian Crawford Mitglied
Firbank, Leslie George Mitglied
Guerche, Philippe Mitglied
Hejatko, Jan Mitglied
Moreno, F. Javier Mitglied
Mullins, Ewen Mitglied
Naegeli, Hanspeter Mitglied
Nogué, Fabien Mitglied
Rostoks, Nils Mitglied
Sanchez Serrano, Jose Juan Mitglied
Savoini, Giovanni Mitglied
Veromann, Eve Mitglied
Veronesi, Fabio Mitglied

Mitglieder des GMO-Gremiums, 2015-2018. Zu den Interessenerklärungen und Lebensläufen.  

Name Rolle
Naegeli, Hanspeter Vorsitzender
Casacuberta, Josep Stellvertretende Vorsitzende
Jones, Huw, Vice-Chair as of July 2016 Stellvertretende Vorsitzende
Birch, Andrew Nicholas Mitglied
De Schrijver, Adinda Mitglied
Gralak, Mikolaj Antoni Mitglied
Guerche, Philippe Mitglied
Manachini, Barbara Mitglied
Messean, Antoine Mitglied
Nielsen, Elsa Ebbesen Mitglied
Nogué, Fabien Mitglied
Robaglia, Christophe Mitglied
Rostoks, Nils Mitglied
Sweet, Jeremy Mitglied
Tebbe, Christoph Mitglied
Visioli, Francesco Mitglied
Wal, Jean-Michel Mitglied
Frühere Mitglieder des Gremiums  

The Declarations of Interests and CVs of previous Panel members are available upon request.


  • Gathmann, Achim, Member and Vice-Chair until June 2016


  • Joe Perry, Chair
  • Patrick du Jardin, Vice-chair
  • Gijs Kleter, Vice-chair
  • Salvatore Arpaia
  • Andrew Nicholas Edmund Birch
  • Andrew Chesson
  • Achim Gathmann
  • Jürgen Gropp
  • Lieve Herman
  • Hilde-Gunn Hoen-Sorteberg
  • Huw Jones
  • Jozsef Kiss
  • Pagona Lagiou, until November 2012
  • Martinus Lovik
  • Antoine Messéan
  • Hanspeter Naegeli
  • Kaare M. Nielsen
  • Jaroslava Ovesna
  • Nils Rostoks
  • Christoph Tebbe


  • Harry Kuiper, Chair
  • Sirpa Orvokki Kärenlampi, Vice-chair
  • Joe Perry, Vice-chair
  • Hans Christer Andersson
  • Salvatore Arpaia
  • Detlef Bartsch
  • Josep Casacuberta
  • Howard Vivian Davies
  • Gerhard Flachowsky
  • Patrick du Jardin
  • Huw Jones
  • Lieve Herman
  • Jozsef Kiss
  • Gijs Kleter
  • Antoine Messéan
  • Kaare M. Nielsen
  • Annette Pöting
  • Jeremy Sweet
  • Christoph Tebbe
  • Atte Von Wright
  • Jean-Michel Wal


Forthcoming events

No future events are currently scheduled for this panel.