Hedwig Braakhuis is a European Registered Toxicologist with a PhD in Toxicology (2016, Maastricht University). In her PhD, she focused on the risk assessment of nanomaterials after inhalation by developing lung co-culture models that can be exposed via the air.
Currently, she is involved in policy-underpinning research and (inter)national policy advice in the area of risk assessment of complex materials. Her main area of expertise is the development of innovative - animal-free - testing strategies to assess human safety of complex materials such as biomaterials and nanomaterials.
She is participating in several international research projects on nanomaterial and biomaterial risk assessment.