Professor András Székács is currently Director of the Agro-Environmental Research Institute of Hungary’s National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre. He is a member of advisory bodies in environmental and food safety, including the Gene Technology Advisory Committee, Codex Alimentarius, and Hungary’s National Association for Consumer Protection.
Professor Székács’s professional fields of activity include organic micropollutants in the food chain, environmental and food analysis, environmental risk assessment of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and ecotoxicology.
He was previously Director-General of the Central Environmental and Food Science Research Institute in Hungary (2012-2013) and worked at the Plant Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1986-2011). He is Honorary Professor and Head of Extension Department of Ecotoxicology at the Szent István University, and Doctor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).
He obtained his MS (1986) degree as a chemical engineer and PhD (1991) at BME. He holds a CSc (Candidate of Sciences - 1991) and DSc (Doctor of the Academy -2002) degree of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.