Dr. Gertie H.P. Arts studied Biology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She is Doctor in the Natural Sciences. She works at Alterra as a senior ecologist and ecotoxicologist in the Environmental Risk Assessment team. She is involved in ecological and ecotoxicological studies and risk assesment for organic contaminants, especially aquatic macrophyte ecology and ecotoxicology. From May 2015 - May 2016 she is president of SETAC Europe, chairs SETAC Europe Council and is member of SETAC World.