Dr. Helle Katrine Knutsen

Dr. Helle Knutsen is a toxicologist and senior scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). She is a member of the panel on contaminants (CONTAM) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM). She graduated with a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Oslo in 1995, and started at the NIPH in 1999. She has authored several papers on associations between dietary contaminant exposure and biomarkers in humans, and in 2012 chaired a working group on risk assessment of lead in cervid game meat for the VKM.