Dr. Nathalie Alépée has twenty-year experience in leadership of investigative toxicology, with proof of accountability for relationship of European bodies on Alternative to Animal Testing.
She has cultivated a deep interest in researching alternatives to animal testing, and a strong relationship with the regulatory community, validating agencies, interested public and academia. Her Research Unit investigates the development, optimization, and validation of alternative methods. A large part of her job focuses on L’Oréal’s ongoing effort to develop and integrate new approach methodologies for hazard and risk assessment. Dr. Nathalie Alépée is currently involved in international regulatory acceptance bodies, i.e., OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Test Guidelines and Guidance on skin/eye topical activities and on skin sensitization, playing very active and key roles to get regulatory implementation of New Approach Methodologies and Defined Approaches. She is a highly demanded speaker, author and reviewer of many international publications. She is, at the international level, co-chair of expert working group of the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety association (ICCS).