Acting Director, Health, Consumers and Reference Materials (Geel), DG JRC, European Commission

Guy Van den Eede is Acting Director of Health, Consumers and Reference Materials (Geel) at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission and Acting Director at JRC’s Geel site since November 2019. Prior to his current positions, Mr Van den Eede was Head of Unit “Knowledge for Health and Consumer Safety”, responsible for the Knowledge Management in the field concerned in order to ensure the improvement of the science-based policy making processes of the JRC. Guy Van den Eede has been working at the European Commission for 30 years, while serving at several positions including being Head of Unit responsible for the scientific and technical support to the EC services in the area of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Head of the Community Reference Laboratory established under the GM Food and Feed legislation.