José Luis Alonso-PradosHead of the Plant Protection Products Unit at INIA
Dr. José Luis Alonso Prados holds a University degree in Agronomy and PhD in plant protection by the from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. He has been working since 1997, in the National Agronomic Research Institute (INIA). Since 2015 INIA has been authorised by the National Authority as the independent assessment organisation for the assessment of active substances and PPP in Spain. Main activities carried out over the past years were coordination of the research projects in the area of plant protection products and the coordination of the assessment of active substances and plant protection products and MRL under EU Regulations. Since 2011 he is the Director of the Plant Protection Products Unit at INIA. He has wide scientific experience in the Plant Protection Products Unit in INIA as Technical Director in the coordination and assessment of plant protection products and plant varieties. He was Deputy Director of Foresight and Research Programme Coordination Unit at INIA since 2018 till June 2019. He is acting as Spain’s representative in Post Aproval Issues Working Group, in the Pesticide Steering Committee in EFSA and he has chaired also the SMS Steering Committee and representing the SMS at the izSteering Committee.