Raymond Pieters PhD (1962) is a professor in Innovative Testing in Life Sciences & Chemistry at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. He is also a university senior lecturer (associate professor) in immunotoxicology at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) of Utrecht University.
Raymond combines scientific research with practice-based research. He was one of the founders of the Life Sciences & Chemistry Innovation Lab at Utrecht Science Park.
Raymond studied biology at the universities of Groningen and Utrecht. His doctoral research at Utrecht University was entitled ‘Molecular and cellular aspects of organotin-induced thymus atrophy.’
Raymond works with a team of PhD candidates, postdocs and analysts, studying the effects of particulate matter, food allergens and medicines on the immune system. The research at the Research group Innovative Testing in Life Sciences & Chemistry focuses on predicting the health effects of substances without using animal testing.
- Giving staff members and students the space to excel
- Preventing important knowledge from being left on the shelf
- Working together with others to tackle the challenges of this day and age
Fields of expertise
- Dietary Supplementation with Nondigestible Oligosaccharides Reduces Allergic Symptoms and Supports Low Dose Oral Immunotherapy in a Peanut Allergy Mouse Model
- Glycation of the Major Milk Allergen β-Lactoglobulin Changes Its Allergenicity by Alterations in Cellular Uptake and Degradation
- Release of major peanut allergens from their matrix under various pH and simulated saliva conditions—Ara h2 and ara h6 are readily bio-accessible