in 2018, Quinten Marcelis graduated cum laude from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus on Drug Development. He is now a Ph.D. student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s department of In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology (IVTD) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Tamara Vanhaecke.
He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with research focusing on the safety assessment of feminine intimate products while utilizing new approach methodologies.
Exposure assessment of chemicals leaching from such products is being mapped in combination with the performance of several in vitro tests focussing on skin sensitization and endocrine disruption. Several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals have already come from this effort, both as co-author and first author.
Next to his research activity, Quinten is also member of the Innovation Centre (IC-3Rs) that promotes the implementation of the 3Rs in scientific research by using new technology and new approach methodologies, with the ultimate goal to work without the use of experimental animals.