Dr Sander Koster studied analytical chemistry at the University of Amsterdam and obtained a PhD in polymer mass spectrometry at the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF-FOM) in Amsterdam. After his postdoctoral studies at University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) he moved to Groningen University (Netherlands) as an assistant professor in pharmaceutical analysis.
Next, he moved to TNO in Zeist, the Netherlands for 6 years as a senior scientist in advanced food analysis where he was responsible for new analytical developments to evaluate food safety based on the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC). The main focus was food contact materials. He was also expert for the EFSA expert group on food contact materials during that time.
Sander is group leader of the Packaging/FCM analytics and chemistry group, leading a team of packaging safety experts at the research centre of Nestlé (Lausanne, Switzerland). Sander was member of an ILSI working group on the use of TTC to assess the safety of unidentified peaks and chair of the ILSI working group on non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). At present, sander is chair of the ILSI packaging taskforce.