Prof. dr. B.J. (Bas) Blaauboer

One Health Toxicology

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). He retired in 2014 from his position at Utrecht University.

He was named 2006 American Industrial Health Council Visiting Scholar at the CIIT Centers for Health Research, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. This selection specifically acknowledges Dr. Blaauboer’s significant contributions in using quantitative modeling techniques along with in vitro toxicity studies to draw inferences about dose-response characteristics of chemicals in humans.

In 2008 he was appointed to the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair on “Alternatives to Animal Testing in Toxicological Risk Assessment”, which is 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.

He is author or co-author of over 180 publications (peer-reviewed papers or book chapters), reports and editorials.

Among his other tasks:   Editor for Toxicology in Vitro;  Director/coordinator for the Dutch Programme for Postgraduate Education in Toxicology (until 2014); member of the Dutch authority for licencing Animal Experimentation Projects.

The endowed Doerenkamp-Zbinden chair “Alternatives to animal testing in toxicological risk assessment”
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