Jose Julio Ortega-Calvo
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
Dr. José-Julio Ortega-Calvo is senior researcher at Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Dr. Ortega-Calvo has experience in microbiology and environmental chemistry, working on bioavailability science and biodegradation of organic pollutants since the last 20 years.
After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1991 at University of Seville, he worked on different aspects of microbial ecology during postdoctoral stays in Amsterdam University (The Netherlands) and Cornell University (USA), and obtained his permanent position as scientist at CSIC in 1996. He has worked as a guest researcher in the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) in Dübendorf, Swizerland (1997), in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (2003), and in the University of Oxford, UK (2009 and 2012). Dr. Ortega-Calvo was, in 2016/2017, the president in Europe of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe). He is since June 2017, a member of the Stakeholder Bureau from EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), representing academic stakeholders. Since November 2017 he is a member of the Long Range Research Initiative External Science Advisory Panel (ESAP) from the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).