Prof. Roland Marini was born in Congo (DRC), where he did his studies up the university level. He obtained his Pharmacy diploma in 1993 at the University of Kinshasa. After having worked in a medicines distribution program in a protestant missionary center in North-Eastern of Congo, he moved to Belgium in 1996, starting by recognizing his Pharmacy diploma and then obtaining a specialization in Industrial Pharmacy in 1998 and MSc in Drug Analysis 2000 at the University of Liège. In 2006, he obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in the field of uncertainty measurement at University of Liège.
Roland is very active in academic cooperation with Central African countries. He initiated with other actors (Prof Hubert at ULg, Prof Kadima at UR) the Edulink program of MSc in Quality Control and Quality Assurance Rwanda and DRC, and R&D programs.
Roland Marini is Associate Professor and Lecturer at the University of Liege, the University of Kisangani, and invited Professor at the University of Douala, the University of Rwanda and the University of Kinshasa. Besides his fundamental research goals in counterfeit medicines, analytical method development and validation, Roland is acting as the GMP-Qualified Person of the Pharmacy Department at ULg.