Professor Emeritus, dept In vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Vera Rogiers is full-time professor of Toxicology at the VUB and organizes international courses on Cosmetics and Risk Assessment. Her main research activity is situated in experimental toxicology, in the development of in vitro models as an alternative to the use of experimental animals. Actual focus is on the differentiation of human skin-derived stem cells to functional hepatic cells and their application for drug discovery and the detection of drug-induced liver injury. She has been promoter of 28 doctoral theses, is author of >320 publications in international journals and is editor of several scientific books. She is an often invited speaker and participated in the organization of 60 international congresses. She has coordinated 2 EU research projects and was partner in several FP6 and FP7 EU projects concerned with in vitro methodology development. Of the obtained scientific results, several patents have been filed. She has obtained international scientific awards, in particular for her pioneering role in in vitro experimental toxicology.