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Bas Blaauboer

Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair on Toxicology at IRAS-UU

Bas Blaauboer (1949) studied biology at Utrecht University and did a PhD in toxicology at the same university (1978). He spent a postdoctoral year at the MRC Toxicology Unit in the UK (1979), and when he returned to Utrecht led a group on in vitro toxicology (biochemical and cellular toxicology), first in the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. Later the research in toxicology was moved to the interfacultary Research Institute for Toxicology (RITOX), which after a merger in 2000 became a part of the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS).

In 2008 het was appointed to the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair on “Alternatives to Animal Testing in Toxicological Risk Assessment”, which will be located in IRAS. His research focuses on the use of in vitro toxicity data in combination with physiologically based biokinetic (PBBK) modelling as tools in risk assessments.

Among his other tasks:
- Editor for Toxicology in Vitro
- Director/coordinator for the Dutch Programme for Postgraduate Education in Toxicology