Claudia Maria Cascio, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Claudia Cascio is a scientific officer at the Methodology and Scientific Support Unit of EFSA. Since 2017, Claudia works in performing dietary exposure assessments to chemicals in the remit of different EFSA Panels. Before joining EFSA, Claudia was a postdoctoral researcher in nano-analytics for the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety of the Wageningen University and Institute for the Health and Consumer Protection of the Joint Research Centre. From 2007 till 2010, Claudia was a Marie Curie Actions Early Stage researcher working on biomonitoring studies to assess human exposure to arsenic and other trace elements in EU. She worked as research assistant at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of the De Montfort University of Leicester and as honorary research assistant at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Aberdeen. Before 2007, she worked as junior researcher in characterisation of surfaces and nanomaterials in Catania (IT). She has a Master’s degree in biology and a supplementary degree in economics of cultural heritage both from the University of Catania, and holds a PhD in biochemistry from De Montfort University of Leicester.
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