Kirsten L. Van Landuyt, Leuven


Kirsten L. Van Landuyt graduated as a general dentist in 2001 and obtained a master’s degree in the specialization Restorative Dentistry in 2008. In 2003, she started as a researcher in BIOMAT (University of Leuven) under the supervision of prof. Bart Van Meerbeek and in 2008 she defended her PhD thesis. In the period after her PhD she shifted the focus of her research from adhesives to the biocompatibility of resin-based dental materials. In 2011, she stayed at the Walther Straub Institute for Toxicology and Pharmacology in Munich (Germany) and did research under the supervision of Prof. F.X. Reichl. In 2012, she was appointed as tenure-track research professor (‘assistant professor BOF’). In 2013, she spent a short time in Regensburg (Germany) and conducted research under the supervision of Prof. H. Schweikl and Prof. G. Schmalz. Currently, she is appointed as professor (‘hoogleraar’) at the University of Leuven. She is also appointed as clinical staff member at the department of Restorative Dentistry at the university hospitals (UZ Leuven). Besides Restorative Dentistry, she is also specialized in patients with biomaterial side effects. She is (co-) author of more than 140 international peer-reviewed journals, and has also won several international and national awards. She is also regularly asked to review international papers.