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Yvan Vander Heyden

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Biography

General Information

 

CIVIL STATUS :

  • Born 21 May 1964 in Ninove
  • Married.
  • Father of Lissa and Laura

EDUCATION :

  • 1998: Doctor in de Farmaceutische Wetenschappen (Doctor in Pharmaceutical Sciences) with a thesis on "Ruggedness/robustness testing in Method Validation"
  • 1991: Pharmacist (VUB '91)
  • 1986: Graduaat in de klinische chemie (Laboratory assistent in clinical chemistry), Industriële Hogeschool van het Rijk - CTL, Ghent, Belgium

ACADEMIC CAREER :

  • 1991: interim assistant in the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (VUB, Prof. Massart)
  • 1992: Research assistant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium) in the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (VUB, Prof. Massart)
  • 1996: assistant in the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (VUB, Prof. Massart)
  • 1998: scientific researcher in the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (VUB, Prof. Massart)
  • 1998: lecturer (lezinghouder) at the VUB in the master degree program in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research
  • 1999: Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium) in the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (VUB, Prof. Massart)
  • 2001: Guest professor, faculty Medicine-Pharmacy VUB, Lectures in the GGS Medical and Pharmaceutical Research. Title course: Introduction to Chromatography.
  • 2003: part-time staff member "docent"
  • 2004: full-time staff member "docent"
  • 2007: full-time staff member "hoofddocent"
  • 2011: full-time staff member "hoogleraar"
  • 2015: full-time staff member "gewoon hoogleraar"

PRIZES :

  • 1991: Upjohn prize for best student in the last three years of the pharmacy education
  • 2003: Laureate of the prize awarded by the fifth department of the Royal Academy for Medecine of Belgium, period 2000-2002. Title rewarded work: Robuustheidstesten voor biomedische en farmaceutische analysemethoden (in Dutch) (Robustness tests for biomedical and pharamceutical analysis)
  • November 2007: Memorial Medal of the University of Gdansk, Poland.
  • 2013: Dr. Honoris Causa; Medical University Gdansk, Poland.

STAYS ABROAD :

  • 01/03/1993 - 31/03/1993 : Stay at the Kemijski institute (dept. prof. Zupan), Hadjdrihova 19, Ljubljana 61115, Slovenia. 
    Project : Application of neural networks in chemistry.
  • 27/06/1994 - 22/07/1994 : Stay at Sandoz (Dept Analytische R&D van Dr. F. Erni), Basel, Zwitserland. 
    Project : Ruggedness experiments in HPLC.
  • 05/03/2001 - 30/03/2001 : Bicocca University, Milan, Italy, dept. prof. R. Todeschini. 
    Project: application of software to calculate molecular descriptors (Dragon software).
  • 01/09/2001 - 31/08/2002 : University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, dept. prof. P. Schoenmakers. 
    Project: Contribution to better practices in size-exclusion chromatography.
  • 15/05/2009 - 15/06/2009: University of Montpellier, France, dept. N. Fabre (enseignant invité)

PRESENT STATUS:

Full-time staff member "gewoon hoogleraar"

RESEARCH DOMAIN:

  • Method development and optimisation
  • Method validation (robustness testing)
  • Separation techniques (e.g. HPLC, CE, CEC)
  • Chemometrics in separation science, QSAR, QSRR and QSSR
  • Herbal fingerprints; Drug-impurity profiling; Chiral separations; Metabolomics
  • Other interests: Innovations in education

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES :

  • Belgisch Genootschap van Farmaceutische Wetenschappen (Belgian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Société Française des Sciences et Techniques Pharmaceutiques

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS :

  • Former Assisting academic personnel's (AAP) representative in the "Facultaire Navorsingscommissie" (1995-2000)
  • AAP representative in the Faculty Board (1999-2003)
  • Member of the faculty commision "Communicatie en Voorlichting" (2001-2002)
  • 2004-2005: Secretary of the OWC/Koepel Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2005 - 2011: Member of the Facultaire Navorsingscommissie
  • 2007 - ... : Member of the faculty board (Medicine and Pharmacy)
  • 2014: Chair of educational board Pharmacy

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSIONS :

  • 01/2002 - 01/2006: corresponding member of the Belgian Pharmacopeia commission
  • 01/10/2004 - 31/12/2009: member of FWO (Fund for Scientific Research) commission Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
  • 01/11/2004 - …: member of the Scientific Committee of Arlenda s.a.
  • Conferentia Chemometrica 2005 (CC2005), Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary, August 28-31, 2005, International Organizing Committee member
  • Drug Analysis 2006, 8th International Symposium on Drug Analysis, May 16-19, Namur, Belgium: International Scientific Committee member
  • 10th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry CAC-2006, 10-14 September 2006 in Campinas, Brazil: Scientific Committee member
  • 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011: member of FWO (Fund for Scientific Research) commission Pharmaceutical Sciences and Protein chemistry
  • Member IWT commission "Analytical Chemistry", evaluation applications for specialisation grants: 2003, 2007.
  • The Jubilee XXXth Symposium 'Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds', June 12 - 14, 2006, Katowice - Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry (CAC) conference series: Permanent Scientific Committee member, since September 2006.
  • The XXXIth Symposium 'Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds', June 4 - 6, 2007, Katowice - Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • 31st International Symposium on High Performace Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC2007), 17-21 juni 2007, Ghent, Belgium: Organizing Committee member.
  • 12th International Meeting On Recent Developments In Pharmaceutical Analysis (RDPA2007), 23-26 september 2007, Island of Elba, Italy: International Scientific Committee member.
  • 19 th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (PBA2008), June 8-12, 2008, Gdañsk, Poland: International Scientific Committee member.
  • 6th International Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Products, June 15-18, 2008, Lublin, Poland: International Scientific Committee member.
  • Jury member UDIAS prize to promote chemical analysis, analytical instrumentation and methodology; since 2009.
  • 13th International Meeting on Recent Developments In Pharmaceutical Analysis (RDPA2009), 9-12 september 2009, University of Milan, Italy: International Scientific Committee member.
  • Eleventh International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers (HTC-11) Bruges, Belgium; January 27th - 29th, 2010; Organizing committee member and Scientific advisor
  • The XXXIIIrd Symposium 'Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds', May 25 - 27, 2010, Katowice - Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • Sixth International Symposium on Hormone and Veterinary Drug Residue Analysis, 1-4 June 2010, Ghent Belgium, Organizing Committee Member.
  • International Scientific Committee Member of Drug Analysis 2010 (DA2010); September 20-23, 2010, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Organizing Committee Member and Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the 12th Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry conference (CAC2010), October 18-21, 2010, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • The XXXIVth Symposium 'Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds', June 8 - 10, 2011, Katowice - Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • Referee for FNRS (Belgium) projects and research grants: 2011, 2012.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee Member of HTC-12 (Twelfth International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers; February 1-3, 2012, Bruges, Belgium.
  • Scientific Committee member of 1er Congrès de Pharmacologie; 3-4 May 2012, Rabat, Morocco.
  • The XXXVth Symposium 'Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds', May 30 - June 1, 2012, Katowice - Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • 13th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry (CAC-2012), 25-29 June 2012; Budapest, Hungary; Permanent Committee member
  • Scientific Committee Member of HTC-13 (13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology; January 29-31, 2014, Bruges, Belgium.
  • International Scientific Committee Member of Drug Analysis 2014 (10th International Symposium on Drug Analysis, DA2014, and 25th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis); June 23- 25, 2014, Liege, Belgium.
  • October 2013 - ongoing: United States Pharmacopeia; USP Chemometrics Expert Panel
  • The XXXVIIIth Symposium ‘Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds’, May 27-29, 2015, Katowice – Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • li> 15th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry (CAC-2015), 22-26 June 2015; Changsha, China; Permanent Committee member
  • PBA 2015: 26th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 5-8 July 2015, Tbilisi-Georgia; ; Scientific Committee member
  • 14th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology (HTC-14), 27-29 January 2016; Ghent, Belgium; Scientific Committee member
  • October 2013 – 2016: United States Pharmacopeia; USP Chemometrics Expert Panel
  • The 39th Symposium ‘Chromatographic Methods of Investigating the Organic Compounds’, June 1-3, 2016, Katowice – Szczyrk, Poland, Scientific Committee member.
  • 16th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry (CAC-2016), 6-10 June 2016; Barcelona, Spain; Permanent Committee member; International Scientific Committee member.
  • 27th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (PBA2016), 13-16 November 2016; Guangzhou, P.R. China; International Scientific Committee member
  • 11th International Symposium on Drug Analysis – 29th International symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (DA-PBA 2018); 9-12 September 2018; Leuven, Belgium; International Scientific Committee member.

DOCTORATE JURIES :

Member of the jury of doctoral theses at the Universities of Bruxelles (VUB), Leuven (KUL), Ghent (UG), Liège (ULg), Belgium; Nijmegen (RU), Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands; Tarragona (Rovira i Virgili University), Spain; Lille (Université des Sciences et Technologies), Paris (ESPCI), France; Shangai (Military Medical Universty), China; Bangkok (Mahidol University), Thailand

MEMBERSHIP EDITORIAL BOARDS

 
  • 2009 - ongoing: LC/GC Europe
  • 2007 - 2013, 2014 - 2019: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
  • 2007 - 2008: Talanta
  • 2006 - 2012: Editor of 'Data Handling' column in LC/GC Europe
  • 2006 - 2011: Analytica Chimica Acta
  • 2004 - 2009: Acta Chromatographica

Location

Gebouw G - Niv. 0
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Campus Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussel