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Peter Ritchie: System Design & Management

Peter -RitchiePeter is Head of Information Systems Section at the IOM, in charge of a team that manages all ICT systems, services and strategy. He is responsible for the technical design and development of the SAFENANO website and databases, involving the latest active server technology, and exploiting the best of recent interactive and community based web features on the site.

Besides the SAFENANO project itself and scientific interests in nanotechnology health, safety and environment, he is also involved in several other research projects, systems, and application developments. With a scientific background in biology and ecology he worked for several years on environmental research projects before moving further into the development of IT systems for the conduct and analysis of large scale educational and medical studies.

At the IOM he has led or contributed to many research projects including the development of database and software applications for epidemiological and occupational health studies, as well as the implementation of chemical, pesticide, fibre and particle exposure data management systems for risk, hazard assessment and reduction.