chemie

Board

Board

Board

President

Alain Verstraete - Ghent University


Alain Verstraete studied medicine at Ghent University, and specialised in Laboratory Medicine and in vitro Nuclear Medicine at Ghent University Hospital. Since 1987 he has been responsible for the Toxicology Laboratory of Ghent University Hospital. He currently is part-time senior full professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences of Ghent University. His main research interests in the past 25 years have been driving under the influence of psychoactive substances and therapeutic drug monitoring of beta-lactam antibiotics in intensive care and cystic fibrosis patients.


Vice-President

Kurt Anseeuw - Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (ZNA) – Stuivenberg


Kurt Anseeuw studied Medicine at Leuven University, and specialised in Anaesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He currently directs the Department of Emergency Medicine at Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (ZNA) – Stuivenberg. He has an huge interest in Clinical Toxicology. He is the current chair of the Clinical Toxicology Section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine. He is involved in teaching several toxicology courses, research activities (e.g. EXTRIP working group) and has peer-reviewed publications on various topics of clinical toxicology.


Vice-President

Michel Yegles - LNS Luxembourg


Michel Yegles is currently head of forensic toxicology unit in the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) in Luxembourg. In 1994 he received his PhD in fundamental and applied toxicology in Paris. After working in the center of health research in Luxembourg, he joined in 2003 the LNS and got experience in the field of DUID, DFSA, hair testing and post-mortem toxicology. His research is mainly focused on alcohol markers in hair and pitfalls in hair testing. He is a member of several international organizations in the fields of forensic toxicology and actually in the boards of BLT and SoHT.


Secretary

Nele Van den Eede - UZ Leuven


Nele Van den Eede is responsible for toxicological analyses in the laboratory medicine department of UZ Leuven. She obtained a PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences in 2015 at the University of Antwerp and specialised in Laboratory medicine in 2019. She received the dr. Cuypers-Van Eeckhoudt award (2015) for research in the field of environmental health. Her current research interests are focused on the detection of illicit drugs and new psychoactive substances in clinical samples and therapeutic drug monitoring.


Treasurer

Daniëlle Borrey - AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende


Daniëlle Borrey studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ghent University, followed by an inter-university training in industrial pharmacy. She received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ghent University in 2002. She currently works in the department Laboratory Medicine of AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV as supervisor of the Laboratory of Chromatography and Spectrometry.

She is the (co)author of several peer-reviewed articles and is a board member of the Toxicological Society of Belgium and Luxembourg since 2008.


Board Member

Kathleen Croes - AZ Groeninge Kortrijk


Kathleen Croes is responsible for the toxicology department of the clinical laboratory of the az groeninge hospital (Kortrijk, Belgium), a unit that offers analytical services and expert advice in the fields of clinical, industrial and forensic toxicology.  After graduating as a pharmacist (1988), she specialized in laboratory medicine (1993), with emphasis on clinical chemistry, (emergency) toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring. She obtained a PhD in medical sciences at the University of Leuven (1998). She is a registered expert in forensic toxicology. She (co-)authored several peer-reviewed papers and is a board member of the BLT since 2007.


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Vincent Haufroid - UCLouvain


Vincent Haufroid is full clinical professor at UClouvain and deputy head of service at Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels. He is pharmacist and clinical biologist. He obtained his PhD degree in public health (toxicogenetics) in 2002 at the UClouvain. He is (co)author of several peer-reviewed papers (scopus h-index: 38, last view august 2020). He is a board member of the BLT (since 2010) and member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine (since 2014). His main research fields are: (i) pharmacogenetics with a special interest in immunosuppressive, anti-HIV and anti-cancer drugs: and (ii) biomonitoring following occupational and environmental exposure to toxic substances.


Board Member

Katrien Lanckmans - UZ Brussels


Professor Katrien Lanckmans is a clinical biologist and head of clinic at the department of Clinical Biology in the UZ Brussel hospital, responsible for the toxicology lab and point-of-care analyses. She is a pharmacist and holds a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, obtained at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in 2007. Research interests include (miniaturized) chromatographic analysis, point-of-care testing and clinical toxicology. She is also board member of the Belgian Poison Centre since 2019.

 


Board Member

Kristof Maudens - Eurofins Forensics Belgium


Kristof Maudens is a toxicologist at the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI). He graduated as pharmacist at Ghent University, where he obtained his PhD at the Laboratory of Toxicology. Afterwards he became a post-doctoral researcher and guest professor at the Toxicological Centre of the University of Antwerp and subsequently business unit manager toxicology at Eurofins Forensics Belgium. He is a judicial expert, with special interest in post-mortem toxicology and driving cases (alcohol and drugs). He is (co)author of more than 30 international publications and has been a member of the scientific committee of several TIAFT conferences.


Board Member

Hugo MG Neels - University of Antwerp


Hugo MG Neels was born in 1952 in Antwerp, Belgium. He obtained a degree of pharmacist with summa cum laude in 1976 at the University of Antwerp. He completed a residency training in Clinical Pathology at the same University and at the Institute for Tropical Medicine. He worked on a PhD thesis entitled: “Human Angiotensin Converting Enzyme: Development and Application of Bioanalytical concepts” (2014, maxima cum laude). Former and current work, mainly in the field of analytical, clinical, forensic and environmental toxicology, resulted in more than 258 publications in peer reviewed journals In 2005 he became in charge of the Toxicological Centre of the University of Antwerp. He is now emeritus and his main topics are aside of forensic toxicology, alcoholmarkers in hair. He served as a board member for BLT during many years.


Board Member

Christophe Stove - Ghent University


Christophe Stove is associate professor at Ghent University, where he directs the Laboratory of Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is involved in teaching several courses, service activities (forensic toxicology and reference measurement procedures) and research. He is the corresponding author for about ¾ of his >140 peer-reviewed publications, of which about ⅓ has been published in top-10% journals. Research fields of special interest are: (i) alternative sampling strategies, with a special emphasis on microsampling; (ii) the deployment of bio-analytical strategies for steering vitamin research; and (iii) the set-up and deployment of bio-assays for G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) targeted by illicit drugs. He serves as a Board Member of TIAFT and IATDMCT.


Board Member

Sarah Wille - National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology


Dr. Apr. Sarah Wille obtained her PhD. Degree at Ghent University in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Analytical Toxicology) in 2008. She currently works at the National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC) in Brussels as a registered expert in forensic toxicology. Her research interests include NPS, alternative matrices/techniques, drugs and driving and analytical method development/validation. She is (co)-author of more than 55 scientific papers and book chapters and has obtained the TIAFT (The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists) achievement award in 2017. She was president of the TIAFT Young Scientist Board from 2016-2019 and is TIAFT Bulletin Editor since 2016.


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