Prof. Valérie Vanhoorne new ZAP-member in FFW


Dear colleagues


We would like to inform you that the university board appointed Mrs. Valérie VANHOORNE as professor in our faculty as of September 1st, 2020. Prof. dr. Valérie VANHOORNE is attached to the department FW02, in the laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology. We want to welcome prof. VANHOORNE and wish her every success.

You can find her biosketch below.

Valerie Vanhoorne

Valérie Vanhoorne was born in 1988 in Oostende (Belgium). In 2011 she graduated with great distinction as pharmacist (Master of Science in Drug Development) from Ghent University (UGent) and started her PhD under supervision of Professor Jean‑Paul Remon and Professor Chris Vervaet in the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology (UGent). In 2016, she obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences studying continuous agglomeration technologies. She continued working in the lab as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on innovative manufacturing processes for oral solid dosage forms. Initially, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in close collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium) on the development of predictive empirical models for continuous direct compression and platform formulations for continuous twin screw granulation. Later on, as doctor‑assistant, she also worked on patient-tailored dosage forms and performed a research stay at the University of Düsseldorf working on roller compaction. Her current research line will focus on formulation and process development of continuous manufacturing processes and on personalization of dosage forms (via 3D-printing and multi-particulate dosage forms) to meet the needs of specific patient populations.

Kind regards

Prof. Jan Van Bocxlaer