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Mieke Van Mulders MSc


Mieke Van Mulders obtained her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ghent in 2014. For her major in ‘Nutrition and Metabolism’ she conducted research on liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. Mieke started her career as a consultant in the life sciences at various pharmaceutical companies. She was in charge of several projects in the Departments of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.

Since 2017 she is fully dedicated to the RE-Place project, a joint research collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Sciensano. Mieke has been responsible for the development of the RE-Place platform and currently works on its further optimization. RE-Place provides an open access database collecting all expertise available in Belgium on the use of alternative methods to animal testing, also known as ‘New Approach Methodologies’ (NAMs). The project focuses on increasing knowledge sharing on NAMs and fosters collaborations across life sciences sectors/stakeholders.

Mieke is also involved in the activities of the Belgian ‘Network for Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE)’, which provides EURL ECVAM with upstream input and preliminary views on potential regulatory relevance of methods or approaches submitted for validation and/or peer review. Furthermore, Mieke is a steering committee member of BelTox, the Belgian Society of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, where she improves the communications strategy with fellow steering committee members. She is also an active member of the Flemish animal testing committee.

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