Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke is trained as Biotechnologist and obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at Ghent University and groupleader at VIB. She heads the ‘Barriers in Inflammation lab’ that focusses on the central role of the blood-CSF interface in the transfer of peripheral inflammation to the brain and in the initiation and progression of neuroinflammation associated with neurological disorders such as sepsis-associated brain dysfunction and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. In light of this, her team studies the importance of both host- and bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the periphery-brain communication and their potential as biomarkers. Moreover, they also explore the use of EVs to deliver therapeutics across the brain barriers.