Environment and Health Department, Istituto Superiore di Sanità - Carere is a Biologist, Senior Researcher at the Department Environment and Health of the Italian Institute of Health. He has a long science-policy experience in the field of exposure and risk evaluation linked to the chemical contamination of aquatic ecosystems. He is co-chair of the WG Chemicals in the context of the Common Implementation Strategy of the EU Water Framework Directive. His current research work is related to the use of effect based methods and to the evaluation of the chemical risks in the ecosystems. He is author of several national and international publications.