Speaker profile

Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos

Evangelos (Vangelis) Daskalopoulos

Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Vangelis studied pharmacy and following a year of working as a hospital pharmacist in the UK, decided to return to his native Greece to conduct a PhD Thesis on pharmacology. After acquiring his doctorate, he continued working in basic pharmacology and physiology as a post-doctoral fellow in the Netherlands and Belgium.

After 15 years of engagement on basic research he was intrigued to learn more about the roles the European Commission plays in making sense of knowledge in order to inform policymaking in Europe. To this end, he joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra and worked for 2 years in the EURL ECVAM, supporting activities towards the promotion of New Approach Methodologies in research.

Since January 2023, Vangelis is contributing to the implementation of the European research and innovation (R&I) policy that is related to chemicals and advanced materials. His work as a Policy Officer in DG RTD in Brussels is mainly focused on the ‘safe and sustainable by design’ framework.