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Ira Koval, ERT

Section Head of Global Regulatory Consultancy
Leiden
The Netherlands

Ira joined Charles River Laboratories (previously known as NOTOX B.V. and WIL Research Europe B.V.) in April 2015. She is currently working as a Section Head of Global Regulatory Consultancy, specializing in regulatory requirements for agrochemicals, biocides, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals. She has a background in human toxicology and works on dossier preparation, including risk assessment and evaluation for agrochemicals, biocidal products, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals.

Ira completed her Postdoctoral Education in Toxicology in 2017 and is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). She has a PhD. in Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry obtained from Leiden University, The Netherlands in 2006. Between 2006 and 2008 she worked as a Junior Consultant/Researcher at TNO Quality of Life. From 2008 to 2012 she worked as a Risk Assessor Toxicology at TNO Quality of Life (From January 2011 TNO Triskelion B.V.) and from 2012 to 2015 as a Risk Assessor Toxicology at the Dutch Board for the Autorization of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (CTGB). Her acquired experience is highly valuable for her current work at Charles River Laboratories.

Ms. Koval is a co-author of 22 scientific papers published in international recognized journals and is an author of one book chapter on bioinorganic chemistry.