Kirsten Pilegaard

Kirsten Pilegaard

Senior adviser

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Research Group for Risk-Benefit

Technical University of Denmark

Kemitorvet

Building 201, room 120

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Fax +45 35 88 70 01
E-mail kpil@food.dtu.dk
ORCID 0000-0002-7250-8634
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Academic degrees

D.V.M. 1988 The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark
Ph.D. 1994 The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark

Employments

2007 -
Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Senior adviser
2004 - 2006
Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research,
1988 - 2003
Institute of Toxicology, National Food Agency,

Areas of expertise

Risk assessments of plants used in food supplements. Toxicological evaluation of natural inherent constituents of food plants and novel foods.

International experience

2007- Member of working groups on botanicals organised by EFSA. From 2007-2010 participant in an ILSI (International Life Science Institute) expert group on Evaluation of agronomic practices for mitigation of natural toxins. 2005- 2008 participant of work package (WP) 2.4 in EuroFIR, the European Food Information Research Databank system, funded by EU DG Research. WP 2.4. developed a database on critically assessed data on composition and biological effects of putative health promoting bioactive compounds in plant foods, and developed lists of plants used for foods in Europe e.g. the EuroFIR-NETTOX Plant list.

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