Dr. Elke Gasthuys

Elke Gasthuys graduated as a pharmacist at Ghent University in 2014.
In 2015, she started her PhD research at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Her PhD was part of the FWO-SBO SAFE-PEDRUG project, which aimed to improve pediatric drug development. In 2017, Elke received her PhD entitled: A novel approach in pediatric drug research: the development of a juvenile conventional pig model for pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies, using desmopressin as case.

In 2018-2019, she worked part-time as a scientific researcher at Ghent University in the context of an IMI project, which aimed to develop a large collaborative European network to facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire pediatric population. Moreover, she was part-time valorization officer of research projects at Ghent University Hospital.

In September 2019, Elke has joined the LMBKA as doctoral assistant, mainly focusing on PK/PD modelling and simulation,  personalization of treatment and bioanalysis.

Contact details

Laboratory of Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Analysis (LMBKA), Department of Bio-analysis
Campus Heymans
Ghent University
Ottergemsesteenweg 460, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel +32 (0) 9 264 83 66
E-mail: elke.gasthuys@ugent.be