Biotechnology Expert Group



Lisa Zannoni

Zannoni & Associates Consulting
(United States)

Secretariat Lead

Maylis Berviller

Policy Analyst


Dirk Carrez

Clever Consult



Alessandra Salamini


(United States)

  • 01.

    Why OECD Work on Biotechnology Policy Matters

    The OECD serves its members as a forum on the regulation of modern biotechnology, including novel foods and feeds. As part of its Chemicals program, the Organization fosters a mutual understanding of regulations, facilitates harmonization of risk and safety assessments, and promotes the safe use of modern biotechnology products. Further, the OECD explores policies to encouraging innovation in emerging technology such as synthetic biology.

  • 03.

    How Business Engages with the OECD on Biotechnology Policy

    Our Biotechnology Expert Group fosters private sector participation to the wide range of OECD biotechnology–related projects, including industrial biotechnology, human health–related biotechnology, the harmonization of regulatory oversight for the products of modern biotechnology, and international harmonization in the safety assessments of novel foods and feeds. Through the Biotechnology Expert Group, business contributes to both technical and strategic discussions on the various applications of biotechnology.
  • 02.

    Our 2024 Priorities

    • Harmonization of global regulatory oversight
    • Improving efficiency of safety assessments requirements
    • Supporting policies ensuring the safety of novel foods and feeds
    • Promoting innovation for sustainable bio–economies
    • Fostering the development of emerging technologies for health
  • 04.

    Our Engagement with OECD Bodies

    • OECD Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee
    • OECD Working Party on the Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
    • OECD Working Party on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
    • OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies