Guest Lecturers

Roberto Gorni

Roberto Gorni works in the Technical Regulations Area of Cosmetica Italia, The personal care Association. He is expert in cosmetic’s regulatory and he provides advice and support in the technical-productive and law field applied to the manufacturing and marketing of cosmetic products. He is a member of several national and international working groups in the cosmetic technical field, and he is frequently a speaker at major conferences and seminars on cosmetic legislation.

Graziano Castaldi

Graziano Castaldi devoted his career to design and develop innovative processes for manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients including also Cosmetic Active Ingredient. He covered the responsibility for R&D in important pharmaceutical European companies providing support in the technical-productive and marketing. Since 2008 he is founder and main shareholder of a R&D company, Chemelectiva, providing the services to the main generic pharmaceutical as well as cosmetic companies. He is author of many scientific publications and patents and lecturer at several national and international schools, conferences and seminars.

Yves Geysels

Yves Geysels is Visiting Professor of Clinical Trials at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences and has authored more than 50 publications. Currently he is also Director of Clinical Operations at Bone Therapeutics, a bone cell therapy company, specializing in addressing unmet medical needs in the field of orthopaedics and bone diseases. Yves has a vast experience of more than 20 years in managing clinical trials from an operational point of view, within pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organizations (CRO), prior joining the Biotech Industry in 2018. He is founder and honorary president of the Belgian Association of Clinical Research Professionals ( and a honorary fellow at the University of Brussels (VUB).

Patricia Lienard

After a PhD in Molecular Biology, she worked in private companies in the field of drug development, in different roles covering all aspects of quality assurance and regulatory requirements. As director of operations in accredited labs, she has lead the development and validation of analytical methods used in ISO17025/CLIA/GLP/GCLP/GMP regulatory contexts. As head of production in a CMO specialized in the production of viral vectors, she has supervised the GMP compliance of activities in a sterile/BL3 environment. As head of a clinical unit, she has managed the conduct of phase one clinical trials. Currently director of operations in a company in charge of the supply chain of clinical trials, she supervises the packaging and labelling of IMP, their storage and distribution, as well as the biobanking of human samples.

Laure Delbecque

Laure Delbecque holds a PhD in psychological sciences, as well as a Master’s degree in neuropsychology and cognitive psychology awarded by the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She is currently Research Scientist at Eli Lilly in the Patient-Focused Outcomes center of expertise. Before joining Lilly, Laure held positions as expert in patient-reorted outcomes (PRO), (e)PRO researcher, Data Management Specialist, and Publication Manager in major consultancy companies. She was also a teaching assistant for statistics applied to human sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is currently visiting professor at the University of Namur, Belgium, for the Clinical Project Management and Introduction to PRO courses.

François Mullier

Head of hematology-hemostasis laboratory of CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium. Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain and the Université de Namur. Associate editor of Thrombosis Journal. Member of the Groupe d’Intérêt en Hémostase Périopératoire (GIHP). Founder member and coordinator of the Namur Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center (NTHC). Main topics of research: direct oral anticoagulants, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, extracellular vesicles.

Fabienne George

She obtained her degree in Veterinary medicine at the University of Liege in 1999. In 2008 she received the title of PhD in biological sciences at the University of Louvain la Neuve. Her research focuses on cryopreservation of in vitro bovine embryos. In 2009, with Prof Carlos Graux, she developed a biobank structure in CHU UCL Namur- Godinne site.  The main objective of this structure is to promote clinical and scientific research, especially translational research. She assumes the coordinator function of the biobank.

Last modified: April 23, 2019