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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Ms. Anklam is a chemist by education with specialisation in food, organic and radiation chemistry.
After having obtained her PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany, she worked in various European research institutions and was teaching as Professor in the Applied University of Fulda, Germany. Since 1991 she has been working in the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. Between 2006-2012 she was Director of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP) in Ispra, Italy. From January 2013 until June 2016, Elke Anklam was Director of the JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) in Geel, Belgium.
Following an organisational re-structuring at the JRC in July 2016, she became the Director of the Health, Consumers and Reference Materials Directorate in Geel, Belgium.