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Emeritus from the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Bas (1949) received a MSc in biology (1973) and a PhD in toxicology (1978) at Utrecht University. He led a group on in vitro toxicology (biochemical and cellular toxicology) at Utrecht University. In 2008 he was appointed to the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair on “Alternatives to Animal Testing in Toxicological Risk Assessment.
Research focused on the use of in vitro toxicity data in combination with computer modelling as tools in risk assessments. He was author or co-author of over 180 scientific papers, editorials and book chapters. He received a number of scientific awards, e.g. the 2013 Willy van Heumen award and the 2017 EUROTOX merit award.
He was director for Postgraduate Education in Toxicology from 2013 until his retirement from Utrecht University in 2014. After his retirement he acts as a consultant, giving advice on the implementation of non-animal methods in risk and safety assessment strategies. He continues to be an Editor for the Journal Toxicology in Vitro. He is member and vice-chairman of the “Central Authority for Scientific Procedures on Animals” (CCD) which is the Dutch body licencing animal experimentation.