Guy Van den Eede is an agricultural engineer (Catholic University Leuven, BE), specialised in plant molecular biology (State University Ghent, BE). He has been appointed at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in 1990 to provide technical support to the implementation of the EU policies on GMOs; later he has set up and managed the European Union Reference Laboratory for GMOs and the European Network of GMO Laboratories. In 2016, he was appointed Unit Head “Knowledge for Health and Consumer Safety”, covering life science-related files in the field of e.g. public health, food safety and security, toxicology, molecular biology and GMOs (with a particular focus on new plant breeding techniques). Special attention has been given to the impact of genomics on healthcare (prevention, diagnosis, treatment).
Guy Van den Eede has been appointed (November 2019) acting Director for "Health, Consumers & Reference Materials" and for the management of the Geel Site. Guy Van den Eede is a recognised expert in life sciences and has published over one hundred scientific papers”.