André Gazsó studied Biology and Philosophy. He is senior scientist for safety and risks of new and emerging technologies at the Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2013 André Gazsó is Chairman of the Austrian Nanotechnology Information Commission of the Austrian Ministry of Health. Additionally, André Gazsó is member of the scientific board of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). On the national level Dr. Gazsó is member the National Crisis and Disaster Protection Management (chaired by the Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs). He is also contributor to several standardisation committees on risk analysis and risk management and frequently involved in activities on this topic for international bodies such as the OECD and the EFSA. André Gazsó is involved in several risk and safety projects mainly concerning nanotechnologies, gene technology and information and communication technologies. Between 1997 and 2007 he worked at the Department of Risk Research of the University of Vienna (Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy). Post gradual training in risk communication (2001, Brussels) and risk management (2004, Vienna; accredited at the Austrian Standards Institute since 2005). Since 1998 leader of several projects within the EU/Euratom research programme SERF (Socio-economic Research on Fusion) at the Institute of Risk Research, University of Vienna. Since 2002 member of the NoE "Trustnet" and its successor "Trustnet-in-Action", a European network for risk management and risk governance. He is lecturer on risk analysis and risk governance issues regarding new and emerging technologies and holds several teaching positions at the University of Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and has supervised more than two dozens of scientific thesis projects.