Biopharmaceutical research scientist with keen interest in preclinical in vitro and in vivo drug development, assay development and translational research.
Associate Scientist Pharmacology
Since June 2016
Assay development Project support of preclinical and clinical development of candidate Nanobody-based therapeutics in the Pharmacodynamics & Translational Medicine team. Assay development & validation (ligand binding or cell based) In-vitro pharmacology (potency, affinity, mode-of-action, species cross reactivity, ...) Biomarkers & translational medicine Preclinical in-vivo / ex-vivo study design and monitoring (efficacy / PKPD / safety)
Associate Scientist PharmacologyGhent, Belgium
Since May 2016
Preclinical and clinical development of Nanobodies.
Project support, responsible for various work packages. Supervision of laboratory technicians.
- In-vitro Pharmacology (Mode-of-action, Affinity, Potency, Species Cross Reactivity, Enzyme kinetics, ...)
- Translational Medicine
- Rational development and validation of bioassays
- various types: biomarker, PK, immunogenicity, potency
- various platforms: ELISA, MSD, cell-based, FRET, Gyrolab, flow cytometry
- design of experiment
Senior Research Associate PharmacologyJuly 2014 --- June 2016
Research Associate PharmacologyNovember 2010 --- June 2014
SociabilityAnalytical thinkingCritical thinkingCommunicativeCollaborationResult OrientedInterest in knowledgeProactivityWillingness to compromiseCharm
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Guide students Report data Search literature on clinical trials Use content management systems Write protocolsCoachCollaborate with project teamCommunicationWrite final reportsWrite documentsTrain StaffSupervise techniciansSupervise analysts and researchersBiomarker ResearchCell cultureDesign scientific experimentsDesign studiesInteract with CROsOptimize assay performanceOrganise meetingsPrepare regulatory documents
Master in Science in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2010
Science-Maths in from Sint-Vincentiusinstituut in 2005
Training and Certification
First Aid in 0000 Certification