Tobin Robinson is head of EFSA’s Plant Health and Pesticides Residues unit. The unit’s main tasks include the preparation of scientific advice on the risks posed by plant pests to plant health, plant products and biodiversity in the EU and on possible risks related to the presence of pesticide residues in food and feed treated with plant protection products as well as making proposals regarding the setting of Maximum Residue Levels for pesticides. He has been working for EFSA for over sixteen years in a variety of posts, including leading the unit coordinating EFSA’s Scientific Committee and emerging risks activities as well as a period as acting head of the Science Strategy Department. He previously worked in the dairy industry and started his career at the Reading laboratory of the Institute of Food Research, working on microbiological food safety. He graduated from Cardiff University, where he obtained a degree and PhD in microbiology.