dr.ir. RFM (Robert) van Gorcom

dr.ir. RFM (Robert) van Gorcom

Algemeen Directeur

Robert van Gorcom graduated in Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University (1981) and did his PhD in Molecular Genetics at the University of Amsterdam (1997) on the analysis of gene expression in filamentous fungi. He worked for 20 years at the Dutch Organization of Applied Scientific Research TNO as project leader and department manager on microbial and plant biotechnology. In 2000 he became managing director of the glasshouse horticulture research stations of Wageningen University & Research and in 2002 he joint Wageningen University & Researchs food safety research institute RIKILT where he was appointed as general director on 1-1-2010. July 2014 he has been appointed additionally as member of the management board of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). In October 2016 he was elected as vice-chair of the EFSA Management Board