Dr. Van der Meulen obtained her PhD in Veterinary Sciences in 2003. Working for over 15 years in research, she has gained a broad experience in the biomedical field, both as a scientist at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, and as the animal facility manager / project manager for the development of human therapeutics at Devgen, Ghent. Moreover, she has been closely involved in biosafety management of research laboratories and animal facilities up to containment level L3/A3. She joined Perseus BVBA in January 2015, where she focuses on projects involving biosafety in research laboratories and (high) containment animal facilities.

Dr. Van der Meulen is active in national and international biosafety associations (chair of the Belgian Biosafety Professionals (BBP), member of the European BioSafety Association (EBSA), member of the International Veterinary Biosafety Workgroup (IVBW).