In the context of a joint appointment Professor Gilbert Schönfelder heads the department “Experimental Toxicology and ZEBET” at The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as well as the division toxicology at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Since September 2015, he also heads the German Center for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R). He is a medical doctor and specialized in pharmacology and toxicology, as well as in clinical pharmacology. His scientific interests are experimental toxicology, as well as research and development of alternative methods to animal testing. In addition, he is a reviewer for various national and international journals, institutions and authorities. He advises the European Commission as well as national and international governments and their institutions.