Laurence Delbrassinne has been working as a scientist at Sciensano since 2008. She graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as a Bio-engineer and, shortly after, she started a PhD at Sciensano in collaboration with Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). The research project focused on the emetic toxin of Bacillus cereus with the aim to develop and implement an analytical method for its quantification in food. After obtaining her doctoral degree in 2012, she worked on a research project which focused on B. cereus enterotoxins pathogenesis. In 2014 she started to work for the National Reference Centre/Laboratory (NRC/NRL) for Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens. In 2018 she switched towards vaccinology and worked during 3 years on the quality control of bacterial vaccines. Since March 2021, she is in charge of the NRL for foodborne outbreaks.