Working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment since 2006 Vera Ritz is head of the Unit ‘Steering and Overall Assessment Biocides’ in the Department ‘Pesticides Safety’.
Her expertise is especially in the field of toxicological evaluation of biocides and plant protection products as a European Registered Toxicologist.
She is a member of different OECD Groups, i.e. the Task Force on Biocides, the Working Group on Pesticides and the Biopesticides Steering Group and adviser to the Biocidal Product Committee at the European Chemicals Agency.
Her background is a diploma in biology and a PhD in toxicology and genetics.