Sarah Wille - National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology
Dr. Apr. Sarah Wille obtained her PhD. Degree (Pharmaceutical Sciences Analytical Toxicology) at Ghent University 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 alternative matrices/techniques, drugs and driving, analytical method development/validation and NPS. She is (co)-author of more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters. She obtained the TIAFT (The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists) achievement award in 2017 and is currently a member of the TIAFT Board. She’s also a Board member of the KBGGG-SRLMB (Koninklijk Belgisch Genootschap voor Gerechtsgeneeskunde).
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.
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.
Nick Verougstraete - Ghent University Hospital
Nick Verougstraete, PharmD, has been working as a clinical biologist at Ghent University Hospital since 2019, where he is responsible for the toxicology lab and point of care testing. He obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Toxicology Laboratory of Ghent University in 2023. His main research interests include the detection of NPS, TDM of antimicrobial and oncology drugs and alternative sampling strategies.
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.
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.
Nik De Brabanter - AZ Delta Medical Laboratories
Nik De Brabanter is scientist at the AZ Delta Medical Laboratories, responsible for the Toxicology Unit. He graduated as an analytical chemist at Ghent University and obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences at the WADA accredited DoCoLab (UGent) in 2013. He is active in the field of clinical toxicology and biological monitoring, with strong interest in lab operations.
Marine Deville - Liege University Hospital
Marine Deville graduated in Pharmacy in 2009, specialized in Clinical Biology in 2014 and obtained a Ph.D in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2023. Since 2011, she has been working at the Clinical, Forensic, Industrial and Environmental Toxicology Laboratory at Liege University Hospital. She is responsible for the clinical part of the laboratory’s activities, and also actively participates in the judicial activity. Her main research fields are new psychoactive substances and cannabidiol, drugs of abuse, therapeutic drug monitoring and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Catalina Dumitrascu - University of Antwerp
Catalina Dumitrascu completed her MSc in Forensic Chemistry at South Wales University in the UK and worked in the industry for a couple of years. In 2020, she embarked on her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Antwerp University in Belgium, where she is currently conducting research on alcohol biomarkers in various matrices, including hair, blood, and urine. She has (co-)authored several peer-reviewed papers in the toxicology, food, and environmental area. Additionally, she is also a member of several international organizations in the field of toxicology.
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.
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.
Kristof Maudens - Nederlands Forensisch Insitituut (NFI)
Kristof Maudens is a toxicologist at the Netherlands 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. His main focus is 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.
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 the vast majority of his ~250 peer-reviewed publications and has an H-index of 48 and is guiding some 8 PhD students. 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 (Treasurer), IATDMCT (Director of Education) and KBGGG-SRMLB (Koninklijk Belgisch Genootschap voor Gerechtelijke Geneeskunde).
President - Alain Verstraete - Ghent University
Secretary - Nele Van den Eede - UZ Leuven
Board Member - Raphaël Denooz -
Board Member - Hugo Neels - University of Antwerp