Eminent expert on food safety, food policy, legislation and consumer sciences. Executive and Scientific Director of the International Life Science Institute Europe. Acted as a Ministerial Commissioner for food safety and international scientific research cooperation and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development (2011-2012). Director General of the Central Food Research Institute (CFRI/KÉKI), Hungary (2000-2011). Memberships in several international and national scientific organisations (e.g. FAO/WHO Codex, EFSA, EGE, EFFoST, OECD). Formerly ViceChair and Chair of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (2006-2012). Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and member of Academia Europaea. She is also on the Editorial Board of Acta Alimentaria. Extensively involved in national and international R&D programmes and EU research projects (FP6, FP7).