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 and gained experiences in Zimbabwe Drug Control Laboratory, 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 (ULg). In 2006, he obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in the field of uncertainty measurement at ULg.
Besides his fundamental research goals in counterfeit medicines, analytical method development / validation and pharmaceutical industry’s experience, Professor Marini is acting as the Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)-Qualified Person of the entire Pharmacy Department at ULg. He is also WHO-Expert in medicines quality control for the WHO-Prequalification Program.
Roland is very active in academic cooperation with Central African countries on Quality Control and Assurance of medicine and medicinal plants, on Sickle cell sickness. He initiated with other actors (Prof Hubert at ULg, Prof Kadima at UR) the Edulink program of Master in Quality Control and Quality Assurance and R&D programs. He is coordinating several ARES-projects with DRC, Burkina Faso, Benin and Rwanda.
Roland is Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at the ULg, full Professor at the University of Kisangani, and invited Professor at the University of Douala, the University of Rwanda and the University of Kinshasa. He is also trainer at Pharmaceutical enterprises.