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Plenary Speakers

Thursday, August 29

Prof. Dr. Adrian COVACI

Title: Human biomonitoring and exposomics of legacy and emerging chemicals

Prof. Dr. Adrian COVACI (47 y) is currently a Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is the current director of the Toxicological Center in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. After he has acquired a PhD in Chemistry in 2002, he became a full professor in 2012. Current fields of interest are the “Application of advanced mass spectrometric techniques to the human exposome” and “Metabolomics and human metabolism of xenobiotics in in vitro and in vivo systems”. He has co-authored more than 530 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has an H-index of 75. His papers have been cited more than 22,000 times which has earned him the title of Highly Cited Researcher (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).
Since 2011, he is the Belgian representative in the Division of Chemistry in the Environment of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Science (EuCheMS). He is also co-Editor-in-Chief for Environment International (IF2017: 7.09) and an Associate Editor for Science of the Total Environment (IF2017: 5.05).