Aims&organisation | Administrative Board

Founding President

  • Pr Dominique Belpomme

Born March 14, 1943 in Rouen, Dominique Belpomme is a Professor of Oncology at the University Paris-Descartes (Paris V). Member of several international scientific societies and President of the Association for Research and Treatment Against Cancer ARTAC), which he founded in 1984, this French oncologist is internationally known for his research on cancer. Professor Belpomme is recognized for his research on the involvement of the environment in the genesis of cancer and known from the general public for his societal action in favor of preserving the environment and health. He is the initiator of the Appeal of Paris (2004) - an International Declaration on the dangers of chemical pollution - and the coordinator of the Memorandum of the Appeal of Paris (2006) - which details the technical and policy solutions needed to counter the toxic effects of pollutants. He was appointed to present in January 2005, at the European Parliament in Brussels, the scientific aspects of the REACH Regulation programme to Parliament members. Professor Belpomme is the author of several hundred publications in peer review committee scientific journals and of several books for students, health professionals and the general public. He is also the author of several expert reports and audits.

    Founding members

    • Mr Jean Clément

    Jean Clément was born on May 13, 1950 in Ath (Belgium). After a thirty year career in different ministerial cabinets and in the federal administration of Home Affairs as legal adviser, he has been exercising the function of Governor of the Brussels-Capital Region since 2010. In the meantime, he has been teaching finance and management of local institutions since 1980.

      • Mr Jean Huss

      Jean HUSS was born in 1947. He was teaching German and history until his election as a Green MP in Luxemburg Parliament in 1984. Re-elected ever since at national elections, he has been sitting at the same time in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2004 and particularly in the parliamentary committees on Environment and Agriculture and on Health, Social Affairs and Family. Personal experience from chronic multifaceted pathologies due to toxic heavy metals in dentistry, including mercury, led him in 1991 to establish the NGO AKUT in order to inform the public and political authorities on the health risks posed by low or very low chronic doses of heavy metals, pesticides, housing pollutants, and chemicals in general. As a parliament member, Jean HUSS, has been committed for over ten years in favor of "a better prevention of health risks linked to the environment ". This was the title of his report which has been unanimously adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in spring 2009.
      In this context, Jean Huss is currently working on two more specific reports on the health risks of heavy metals and the risks induced by electromagnetic fields or waves. For several years, he has been part of the Presidium of the "European Academy of Environmental Medicine" and is presently a member of the ARTAC administrative board. He is now deputy mayor of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette.

        • Mr Paul Lannoye

        Doctor in Physical Sciences; Honorary Member of the European Parliament; GRAPPE Administrator (Groupe de réflexion et d'action pour une politique écologique). After a long career in research on the prospects for renewable energy development at local and regional level (for a target of energy autonomy) and a long environmental action as an ecologist activist in Belgium (foundation of Friends of the Earth Belgium in 1976 and of the Mouvement Ecolo 1980), Paul Lannoye became successively Senator in January 1988 in Belgium and MEP in 1989. In the European Parliament, during his15-year tenure (1989-2004) he kept being a member of the Commission on Health and Environment (5 years as Vice- Chairman). Spokesman on issues such as standards for protection against ionizing radiation and food additives and initiator of parliamentary resolutions on electromagnetic pollution and the recognition of unconventional medicine. - Co-author or Chief of publication of several books on the linkages between environment and health, including "Health poisoned" (Ed.Frison-Roche, 1997) and "Handbook of Food Additives" (Ed.Frison-Roche, 2004).
        In 2004, he founded the GRAPPE, an association for continuing education, whose focus is the relationship between Science, Technology and Society. In 2010, he was the initiator of the Call for Health Protection of Children launched by the MPOC (Mouvement politique des objecteurs de croissance).

          • Mrs Corinne Lepage

          MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Intergroup Seas and Coasts and Vice-chair of Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. French politician, she trained as a lawyer before setting up a practice specialised in public and environmental law. She was also a founding member of the Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN). In 1995, she was made Environment minister in the French government. She spent two years as the head of the ministry, where her achievements included a major overhaul of the air legislation. She has often acted as an expert at the European level (including on the 6th Environmental Action Programme) and was named in 2006 as one of the ten most important women for the environment in Europe. In 1996 she set up a CAP 21, a think tank that subsequently turned into a political party. She was elected to the European parliament in June 2009.
          In March 2010, alongside some thirty figures who have served as environment ministers around the world, she set up another think tank (the association of ex-ministers of the Environment and ex-directors of international environmental organisations) to study problems concerning international ecological governance.

            • Dr Roberto Romizi

            Graduate in Medicine, registered as General Practitioner, Dr Roberto Romizi is enrolled as Regional Instructor and Tutor in Family Medicine. In charge of the Provincial Section of the Italian Society of Family Medicine, he is also President and Founding Member of the Italian Association of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Italy). He is a Founding Member and currently member of Executive Board of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) as President in charge of the Scientific Office. He is Coordinator of the Arezzo WHO Healthy Cities Project, Promoter and Coordinator of the International School on Environment, Health and Sustainable Development promoted by the Tuscany Regional Agency for Health, the Tuscany Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, the Florence University Hospital for Children - Meyer, ISDE.

              • Mr Paolo Tomatis

              Born in 1967, graduate in History, International Relations and Political Science, Paolo Tomatis works as a consultant, and is currently President of the European Asbestos Risks Association onlus, Trieste (Italy) as well as a member of the Executive Board of the International Society of Doctors for Environment since September 2007. He was previously Counsellor for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Rome, from 2000 to 2007.

                Elected members

                • Mr Frédéric Boulin

                Senior executive, graduate from the National School of Statistics of Economic Administration (ENSAE), and from the National Institute of Actuarial; Frédéric Boulin has been working for 18 years in the insurance sector where he held various positions in France and Belgium, in technical and financial functions (management control, including risk management).

                  • Professeur David O. Carpenter

                  David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, as well as a professor of environmental health sciences at UAlbany's School of Public Health. He is also Honorary Professor at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute University of Queensland, Australia and Editor-in Chief of Reviews on Environmental Health and of Journal of Local and Global Health Sciences. He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.

                    • Pr Vincenzo Castronovo,

                    Professor Vincent Castronovo is medical doctor, surgeon, Egraduate experimental Biomedical Sciences, Professor and graduate in obstetrics and gynecology. Since 1982, he leads two careers as a clinician and as a researcher in the field of oncology. After spending five years at the National Cancer Institute, National Insitutes of Health, Bethesda, he returned to the University of Liège where he founded, in 1992, the Research Laboratory on metastases. Director from 1995 to 2002, of the cancer screening center of the Province of Liège, he is particularly interested in the primary prevention of neoplastic diseases. In 1998, he became professor of biology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Liège and in 2000 became director of the Center for Experimental Cancer Research there (later the GIGA-Cancer). He is the author of over two hundred scientific publications and books, mostly in international journals of high level. His work has been recognized by numerous awards in Belgium and abroad.

                      • Pr Janos Frühling

                      Professor Janos Frühling, born 16 February 1937 in Budapest (Hungary), is Doctor of Medicine graduate from the University of Vienna, specialist in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy radium, and honorary professor at the ULB Faculty of Medicine of Belgium. He was appointed Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Bordet Institute in 1989. He was elected vice president of the College of Physicians, then President from October 2004 to May 2006. He was elected perpetual secretary of the Royal Belgium Academy of Medicine in February 2005, and in 2008, General Secretary of the "Federation of the European Academies of Medicine." Dr. Frühling is the author of 155 publications about basic research and clinical studies, published in international journals.

                        • Dr Magda Havas

                        Dr. Magda Havas received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and did Post Doctoral Research at Cornell University before going at Trent University in 1989.  Her current research falls into two categories:  (1) harmful effects of electrosmog and ways to identify biomarkers among those who are electrohypersensitivity and thus help doctors with their diagnoses; and (2) beneficial effects of frequency therapy using PEMF and light.  Dr. Havas has published more than 130 articles and has given more than 300 invited lectures around the world but mostly in Europe and North America.  She provides expert testimony related to power lines and radio frequency radiation and advises NGO working on electrosmog around the world.

                          • Dr Alain Herrera

                          Alain Herrera, MD., is currently Consultant in Oncology, after heading for ten years the Oncology business at Sanofi-aventis where he was successively Vice President responsible for Global Oncology Business Strategy and Development (2007-2008) and Head of Global Oncology Franchise (1998-2007). His previous responsibilities within Pharmaceutical industry include Chairman of Chiron Therapeutics Europe, Director of Chiron B.V, Corporate Vice President and Member of Management Council of Chiron Corporation and Managing Director at Pierre Fabre Oncology Laboratories. Dr. Herrera has published and lectured extensively as an invited speaker at national and international meetings on cancers. He has authored a lot of original manuscripts in addition to contributing to numerous review articles and book chapters.He is an active member of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) and serves on the Executive Committee of ESH (European School of Hematology) since 1985.

                            • Dr Philippe Irigaray

                            Doctor of Science (PhD) in Biochemistry, awarded for his thesis entitled "Effect of benzo [a] pyrene on lipolysis in vitro and in vivo” by the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Philippe Irigaray is one of the forerunners of the links between pollution and obesity. Through his knowledge in physiology, metabolic syndrome and cancer, he joined the ARTAC (Association for Research and Treatment against Cancer) as scientific research director. Since then he has published numerous articles some of them co-authored with Pr Belpomme in peer-review journals and was selected as an expert in the field of environmental health by the GRePEC (Groupe de Recherches et de Prévention sur l’environnement – cancer), a Quebec government issued group through which supports research on environmental causes of cancer, .

                              • Dr René Olivier

                              Graduate Biochemistry and Immunology, René Olivier joined in 1985 Pr Luc Montagnier's Viral Oncology Unit of the Pasteur Institute to create an Immunology research lab. This led him to be involved in the group which demonstrated the down-regulation of CD4 antigens at the cell surface of HIV-infected lymphocytes. Through his internship in Stanford University, California, he was interested in Oxidative Stress in AIDS research.  He is the co-author of books and publications on Oxidative Stress, Cancer, AIDS and degenerative diseases”. Since 2004 he has been General Secretary of the “World AIDS Foundation Research and Prevention” working with Sub-saharan African country Governments to set up bioclinical research centers and clinical research programs. He is also one of the three founders of the “Institut de Recherche Luc Montagnier” created in November 2009 in Paris and dedicated to chronic diseases. Since November 2009, he has co-organized international conferences dedicated to trans-disciplinary integrative medicine. Trained in Psycho-Neuro-Immunology he has become aware of the importance of psychology in development of chronic diseases.

                                Associated members

                                • Mrs Genon Jensen

                                Genon K. Jensen is Executive Director of the European NGO network, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), which she set up in Brussels, Belgium in 2003. HEAL is an international non-governmental organisation that aims to improve health through public policy that promotes a cleaner and safer environment. Ms Jensen has been an official member of the World Health Organization's European Environment and Health Committee since 2000. She is also on the Steering Committee of the International POPs Elimination Network. Before setting up HEAL, she was the Director of the European Public Health Alliance, EPHA.
                                Ms Jensen frequently contributes articles on environmental health policy,including on children’s health, pesticides, mercury, and climate change, to various European and international specialist publications and newsletters. She is a co-author of several publications and reports, such as “Halting the child brain drain: why we need to tackle global mercury contamination” and “Six steps to pesticide reduction".

                                  • Dr Peter Ohnsorge

                                  Managing chairman, European Academy for Environmental Medicine, (EUROPAEM), Würzburg, Germany.

                                    The Administrative Board

                                    ECERI Administrative Board

                                      Gathered on February, the 20th, 2013 the Executive Board defined the ECERI research projects for 2013-2015 :
                                      - Environment, mitochondria and metabolism, including among others study of the BM2607/05 biomarker,
                                      -  Health effects of electromagnetic fields,
                                      -  Psychologic stress and cancer,
                                      - Pesticides, nutrition and cancer.

                                        Administrative Board Meeting, 25th October 2012

                                        Administrative Board meeting March, 28th 2012

                                        Administrative Board meeting November, the 30th 2011

                                        Executive Board members


                                        Dominique Belpomme


                                          Jean Huss

                                          Corinne Lepage

                                            General Secretary

                                            Christine Campagnac


                                              Frédéric Boulin