Dr. Manolis Kogevinas is co-Director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). He graduated at the Medical School of Athens, Greece and did his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of London (1989). He worked at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO), Lyon and at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) Barcelona. He was Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical School, University of Crete, Greece, and at the National School of Public Health in Athens, Greece. He served in several WHO and other expert committees evaluating the toxicity of chemicals such as dioxins and drinking water contaminants and in EU research evaluation committees. His has published more than 400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is President-Elect (2015) of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He is the Director of the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE-Florence course).