José Joao Carvalho (PhD Chemistry) is Head of Business Development and Regulatory Policy for Crop Protection at knoell Germany GmbH, an independent service provider for Regulatory Affairs and Product Registrations in the market for more than 20 years. With his regional teams, José is looking after new regulatory policies and guidance development in the different regions, focusing on regulatory frameworks impacting agriculture productivity: plant protection products (chemical and non-chemical solutions), new application technologies, plant heath & nutrition and soil health. Previously he was a European Regulatory Manager for crop protection products, coordinating active ingredient and product’s dossiers for approval by national regulatory agencies in different regions.
He holds a PhD in Chemistry by the Humboldt University in Berlin and a Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences by Porto University in the field of animal immunology. José authored more than 10 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapter for the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, in the field of environmental contaminants. Before joining the private sector in 2011, he was a researcher in governmental institutions in Germany (Federal Institute for Materials Science and Testing, BAM), France (Institute for Agronomic Research, INRA) and Portugal.