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Mathieu Vinken (Belgian; born 1 February 1978) is a full professor affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel-Belgium and a visiting professor at the Department of Pathology of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the University of São Paulo-Brazil. He has a master degree in pharmaceutical sciences, holds a doctoral degree in experimental in vitro toxicology, is a European registered toxicologist and a trained European chemical risk assessor. His research focuses on 2 topics, namely (i) the study of mechanisms of liver toxicity to be used for in vitro modelling purposes as well as for prediction of chemical-induced liver toxicity, and (ii) the study of connexins and pannexins as drug targets and diagnostic biomarkers of liver disease. He acquired over 20 million € external funding, of which most as promoter and a large portion originating from the European Horizon 2020 excellent science pillar, namely 2 grants (i.e. starting grant and proof-of-concept grant) from the European Research Council, 1 grant from the Future and Emerging Technologies program and 1 grant from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions program, as well as national excellent research funding, including from the Flemish Methusalem program and a São Paulo excellence chair grant. He coordinates several (inter)national research projects. He is a regular member of 7 scientific societies in the area of toxicology and hepatology. He is past-president of the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro and chair of the In Vitro and In Silico Toxicology Speciality Section of the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology. He is promoter of 6 completed and 7 ongoing doctoral projects as well as of 3 completed and 6 ongoing postdoctoral projects. He is author of as much as 180 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index in Web of Science: 40) and books. He is editor of 3 books. He is editor-in-chief of the journals Frontiers in In Vitro Toxicology and MethodsX Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science, European editor of Applied In Vitro Toxicology, and associate editor of Toxicology In Vitro, Current Research in Toxicology, Archives of Toxicology and Journal of Dietary Supplements. He is a regularly invited speaker on international conferences in the area of toxicology and hepatology. He received several scientific awards, among which the Galen Award for Pharmacology.
- Researcher ID: H-7513-2013
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Visiting professor, Universidade de São Paulo

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