Lisbeth E. Knudsen (Board member 2013-2023)

Lisbeth E. Knudsen is Professor in Animal free toxicology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. She is chair of the local ethics committee of the Faculties of Science and of Health and Medicine and member of one of the regional medical ethics committee. LEK is member of the local Animal Welfare Body of the Health Faculty at University of Copenhagen from 2005 and the board the Danish 3R Centre from 2013.
Her research interests include toxicology, genotoxicology, biomonitoring of environmental and occupational exposures and early effects, ethical aspects of genetic testing and human biomonitoring, susceptibility markers and susceptible groups and alternatives to animal studies.

Her main current activities are in studies of human exposures to environmental and occupational exposures such as PCB in buildings. She is the Danish National contact point in the Human Biomonitoring for EU initiative. She was a member of the ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) from 2000 to 2009, the EU implementation group on biomonitoring from 2003 to 2012, the Danish Consensus Platform for 3R
Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (DACOPA) from 2003 to 2013.

She received the Nordic Alternative Prize 2006 for promoting the development of alternatives to animal testing. She was coordinator of the Danish in vitro toxicology network, past president of the European Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (ecopa), and past president of the European Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EEMGS).


Lisbeth E. Knudsen (Photo: Lars Bahl)