Dr David Carlander is the Director of Advocacy in the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA). In his position, he is covering the agricultural sector (food, feed, ag-chem) and REACH and risk assessment of nanomaterials. He is coordinating and participating in a number of various research projects and is representing the NIA at EU regulatory meetings (e.g. European Commission Sub Group on Nanomaterials under REACH) and at meetings organised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for accredited stakeholders. Before joining the NIA, Dr Carlander most recently worked six years as Scientific Officer for the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), Parma, Italy, where he was coordinating the risk assessment of applications of nanotechnologies in the food and feed area. In EFSA, Dr Carlander also performed risk assessment of animal cloning, and has been working with the TTC concept (Threshold of Toxicological Concern) as well as with GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) risk assessment. Before EFSA, Dr Carlander worked for the Swedish Ministry of Agriculture, and the Swedish National Food Administration, working with regulations on GMOs, pesticide residues and organic farming. Dr Carlander has over 15 years of experience working with governments, academia, industry and international organizations. Dr Carlander holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology and a PhD in Clinical Chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden.