Academic Credentials
  • Dr. rer. nat. (rerum naturalium), Pharmaceutical Biology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, 2005
  • M.Sc., Diplom Biologist, Julius Maximilian University of Wurzberg, Germany, 2000
Additional Education & Training
  • Postgraduate Studies SETAC/GDCh ´Fachökotoxikologie´
  • Environmental Exposure Modelling; University Osnabrück (February 2014)
  • Terrestrial Ecotoxicology; Forschungszentrum Neu-Ulrichstein, Homberg (Ohm) (July/August 2013)
  • Landscape Scale – integrative aspects; University Landau (March 2012)
  • Molecular modes of action in cells; University Heidelberg (September 2011)
  • Basics in Toxicology; University Halle (July 2010)
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology; RWTH Aachen (August 2009)
  • Ecological Chemistry; RWTH Aachen (November 2007)
  • Regulatory Ecotoxicology; UBA Dessau/Berlin (October/November 2007)
  • Other Trainings
  • Introduction to Management Course (RiverRhee Consulting) – 3-day course in Chesterford (UK) (January 2019)
  • Ctgb Workshop – Plant Protection Products – NL National Addendum (May 2018)
  • 2-day Ecotoxicology Higher Tier Risk Assessment Workshop at CRD (UK) (May 2017)
  • Course ´Mischungstoxizität´ at Eawag in Dübendorf/Switzerland (October 2016)
  • QSAR user course at Eawag in Dübendorf/Switzerland (November 2009)
Academic Appointments
  • Scientific Assistant - PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Heinrich-Heine University, 2000 – 2004
  • Collegiate Assistant at the Institute for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, 1996 -1998

Dr. Gero Eck holds a Diploma in Biology and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Biology. He has acquired more than 11 years of experience working in the field of regulatory ecotoxicology in industry and consultancies. 

Gero Eck provides advanced knowledge in the process of agrochemical registrations for Plant Protection Products in the EU. Apart from the in-depth expertise in regulatory ecotoxicology, Gero Eck brings along bridging expertise related to environmental fate modelling, residues and toxicology making him a strong partner for non-standard solutions as revised exposure testing, probabilistic risk assessment approaches and data interpretation.

Within the context of active substance and product registrations in accordance with the EU Regulation 1107/2009, Dr. Eck provides strategic advice on data generation including study design and monitoring of standard and higher tier studies as well as risk characterization for all non-target groups. Dr. Eck is providing assistance within the entire life cycle of substance and product registrations including the scoping of pesticides with feasibility checks, data gap analyses, preliminary risk assessments, dossier writing and post-submission support. He has generated many expert statements in support of pesticide registrations and is experienced to represent clients dealing with Regulatory bodies in the European Union. He is trained and experienced in national requirements and risk mitigation specifics of Member States across the EU.