Prof. Dr Annemarie van Wezel (1968, MSc Biology, PhD environmental chemistry and toxicology) has long-term experience as scientist in toxicology and chemistry, risk assessment and environmental policy evaluation. She managed various large interdisciplinary research programs, such as ‘Environmental risks of nanochemicals’ (€7.5million) in the FES funded NanonextNL, and ‘Shalegas and Water’ (€1.8 million) funded by NWO. She is well-experienced in successfully managing and building research groups up to ca. 60 people. She published 66 peer-reviewed papers, h-index 27. She is a member of the Dutch Health Council and the Dutch Board on authorization of plant protection products and biocides CTGB. She served as chief science officer and professor on Water quality and health at KWR Watercycle Research Institute and Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University. From January 2019, she is Scientific Director IBED (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics) at the University of Amsterdam and holds the chair Environmental Ecology at IBED.