Yann Devos is senior scientific officer at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Italy) where he is involved in environmental risk assessments and the development of risk assessment guidelines. He is employed by EFSA since 2008, and previously worked at the Biosafety and Biotechnology Division of the Scientific Institute of Public Health (now Sciensano; Belgium). Through his career, Yann has gathered extensive experience in the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). He authors peer-reviewed articles and reviews in the field of GMO biosafety. Yann has an MSc in Biology (ecology) and a supplementary degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Antwerp, and a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from the Ghent University.