Directorate of Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Principal Scientific Adviser
Andrzej Rys is Principal Scientific Adviser in Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission. He is a medical doctor specialised in radiology and public health, graduated from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, where he founded the School of Public Health (1991). After being Director of Krakow’s City Health Department (1997), he served as Deputy Minister of Health in Poland (1999). In 2003, he founded and became Director of the Center of Technology transfer and Jagiellonian University (CITTTU) before joining the European Commission in 2006 where he first took the role of Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment.