Martin Wilks obtained a doctorate in medicine in 1986 following his medical studies and internship at the Medical School Hannover, Germany. After completing a PhD in toxicology at the University of Surrey (UK) in 1990, he worked as a medical toxicologist in the National Health Service and the chemical industry in the UK and Switzerland. In 2009 he became director of the newly-established Swiss Centre for Applied Human (SCAHT). He is a EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist, a Fellow of the British Toxicology Society and Honorary Consultant Medical Toxicologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, London. His research and professional interests include clinical toxicology, toxico-epidemiology and risk assessment of chemical exposures. In 2012 he was appointed Professeur titulaire at the Medical Faculty of the University of Geneva.