Kristina Voigt

Curriculum Vitae

I graduated in food chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin in 1979. From 1980 to 1983 I worked in the Environmental Chemicals Department at the German Environmental Protection Agency (UBA) in Berlin. In 1983 I moved to the GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health in Munich. There my main task is testing and evaluation chemical-relevant and environmental-relevant data-sources (print media, online databases, CD-ROMs, Internet resources). On top of that I work on the evaluation of environmental and chemical data using different mathematical methods. From 1988 till 2002 I was the head of the research project "Information System for Environmental Chemicals". In 1997 I received my PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Prof. Gasteiger, Computer-Chemistry-Center). The title of my thesis was: Set-up of metadatabases for environmental chemicals and comparative evaluation of online databases and CD-ROMs.

My main research topics are in the field of the effects of environmental chemicals on the environment and human health. Furthermore, I am working in the field of the effect of ionizing radiation on humans for a couple of years. This research field was initiated and is chaired by Dr. Hagen Scherb.

I have published extensively in books, reports, proceedings and in environmentally orientated journals. I give training courses and seminars for environmental- and chemical-relevant data sources in Germany. I held lectures in the faculty of environmental sciences at the University of Lueneburg.

For some years I work in the research field of environmental statistics and chemometrics.

I am a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Online Information Review (old name till December 1999: Online & CD-ROM Review). I am also a member in organizing committees and refereeing boards of national and international conferences like the International Online Meeting in London, the ECO-INFORMA and the "Computer Science for Environmental Protection" Conference. Since 1996 (reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2013) I am a member in the Management Committee of the Special Interest Group "Informatics in Environmental Protection" in the German Society for Informatics.

Since 2002 member in the International Society for Environmetrics (TIES) and since September 2006 I am the Secretary of TIES.

 Since June 2005 I am a member of the Advisory Board of ACIS Associazione per la Cooperazione Industriale e Scientifica tra Italia e Germania ACIS. From 2000 (re-elected for 4 years in October 2005) till October 31st 2009 I was the deputy head of the Initiative Women in Science "Chancengleichheit" at the German Research Centre for Environment and Health / Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen.

 Since July 2006 I am a member of the iEMSs Board of Directors, der International Environmental Modelling and Software Society iEMSs.