Department of Analytical Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium

Talk Title: Metabolite profiling or fingerprinting: applications in natural-product research

Yvan Vander Heyden was born on 21 May 1964 in Ninove, Belgium. He has a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. (Ruggedness/robustness testing in method validation) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, where he currently is a full professor and heads the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemometrics and Molecular Modelling. His research group works on chemometrics and separation science. The mission statement of the group is: “The rational use of new techniques in pharmaceutical analysis”, where analysis techniques refer both to separation and data-analysis. Since 2013 he is the chair of the VUB Education Board for Pharmacy. He is a past co-chair and chair of both the ‘Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry’, and the ‘Pharmaceutical Sciences and Protein Chemistry’ panels of the Belgian National Science Fund (FWO). Between 2006-2012 he was the editor of the ‘Practical Data Handling’ column in LC-GC Europe.
He supervised 37 doctorates (32 as promotor). His publication record comprises about 30 book chapters and more than 370 peer-reviewed research papers in international journals. This resulted in a Web of Science h-index of 46 and about 8250 citations. He was member of the Scientific or Organizing Committees of numerous conferences, and served in the editorial boards of different journals. In 2013 he received a Doctor Honoris Causa title of the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.