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Robim Marcelino Rodrigues

Robim Marcelino Rodrigues

Robim Marcelino Rodrigues is an assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow at the department of In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology (IVTD) of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (Belgium). He holds a MSc Biotechnology from the University of Ghent(Belgium) and obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the VUB under (co)promotorship of Prof. Dr. Rogiers, Prof. Dr. Vanhaecke and Prof. Dr. De Kock. Before starting his doctorate, Robim worked for several organizations, including the Institute of Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (Italy) and the United Nations World Food Programme (Mozambique). After obtaining his PhD, he was a research fellow at the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA) for nearly 4 years. Robim’s research focusses on the development and application of in vitro models, including human stem cellbased models, for hepatotoxicity testing and liver disease modeling. He is investigating the mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) and how preclinical models can be appliedto evaluate the anti-NAFLD properties of potential new molecules