Paul Scheepers did his doctoral studies at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands in 1981–1988 in the field or environmental sciences. After his cum laude graduation, he worked for a year as an occupational hygiene consultant and started in 1989 to work on his Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Toxicology of the University of Nijmegen, Nijmege, The Netherlands on biomarkers of exposure to diesel exhaust. He studied the formation of addition products (adducts) of mutagenic substances (nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) from diesel exhaust to proteins. After completion of his Ph.D. degree in 1994, he was appointed Assistant Professor in toxicology at the University of Nijmegen. He coordinated several EU projects on biological monitoring of exposure to carcinogenic substances. In 1998, he started the workgroup Risk Evaluation and Molecular Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Human Technology Assessment, and he founded the Research Lab Molecular Epidemiology in the same department. He initiated Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) as a new major subject in the educational programme of biomedical sciences. In 2007, he initiated the interfaculty master track Human and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) as a collaboration with Department of Environmental Sciences. In 2007, he was also appointed Associate Professor in the field of risk assessment and molecular epidemiology, and became Principal Lecturer in 2009. Since 2005, he is Chairman of board of the Contact Group Health and Chemistry (CGC). Since 2006, he is active as Public Health Advisor HazMat (GAGS) for the south of The Netherlands (provinces Brabant and Zeeland). He has been a European Registered Toxicologist/Toxicology Researcher (SMBWO/ERT) since 1997, a certified and registered Occupational Hygienist (RAH) since 2001, and Public Health Advisor HazMat (GAGS) since 2007 (certification and registration since 2010).
Biography Updated on 14 April 2011