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Salmaan Inayat-Hussain, PhD, FASc

Professor Adjunct

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Salmaan Inayat-Hussain, PhD, FASc



Dr Salmaan Inayat-Hussain is the Head, Product Stewardship and Toxicology Section, Group Health, Safety and Environment at Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale School of Public Health. He has previously held senior positions including Professor of Toxicology & Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, The National University of Malaysia and Director, Melaka Biotechnology Corporation. Salmaan obtained a PhD in Biochemical Toxicology from the University of Leicester, England in 1997. Salmaan is an American Board Certified Toxicologist, European Registered Toxicologist and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. He has more than 26 years of research and teaching experience at various organizations including University of Colorado, Karolinska Institutet, University of Osaka, King’s College London and Kyoto University. He is the Associate Editor for Food and Chemical Toxicology journal and editorial board member for several journals including Human and Experimental Toxicology, Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Toxicology Methods and Mechanisms and Genes and Environment. Furthermore, Salmaan serves on a number of international committees including as an expert on Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues, Chairman of the IPIECA Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labeling Task Force and Director, International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) Executive Committee. He is an Advisor to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Malaysia. Salmaan has participated in working groups organized by international organizations such as WHO, UNEP and APEC Chemical Dialogue.

Education & Training

  • Visiting Research Associate
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2000)
  • PhD
    University of Leicester, Toxicology (1997)
  • BSc (Hon)
    National University of Malaysia, Pharmacology (1991)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange ProgramBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Dept of State & Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange2017
Visiting ProfessorKyoto University2012
Fellow of The Academy of Sciences MalaysiaAcademy of Sciences Malaysia2012
DABTAmerican Board of Toxicology2009
ERTEuropean Register of Toxicologists2005

Professional Service

International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX)Director, IUTOX Executive Commitee2016 - Present
Food and Chemical ToxicologyAssociate Editor2011 - Present
World Health OrganisationMember, Expert Panel on the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues2011 - Present
Malaysian Society of ToxicologyFounding President2010 - Present

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