Speaker profile

Birgit Geueke

Birgit Geueke

Scientific Officer, Food Packaging Forum, Switzerland

Birgit Geueke holds a PhD in Biology from the Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany. In 2013 she began her position as a scientific officer at the Food Packaging Forum (FPF), a non-profit organisation communicating science related to food contact materials, chemical migration and human health.

At the FPF she is responsible for the publicly available dossier articles which provide easily accessible background information about food contact materials and food contact chemicals. Dossier topics that have been covered in the past include, for example, “Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS)”, “Can Coatings”, “Per- and Polyfluroalkyl Substances” and “Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons”. Before joining the FPF, she worked in the fields of environmental microbiology, biocatalysis, and biochemistry at the Research Center Julich, Germany, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag).