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Current career:

Self-employed iOS app development.


Previous career:

Counselor Public Health in the Federal Chambre of Representatives.


Scientific career:

Genotyping, molecular biology, microbial genome analysis, WGS, assembly and annotation, Genomics, Metagenomics, PCR, Phylogenetics, Bio-informatics (Linux, Python)

Doctor-assistant, Interim docent Microbial genomics.

Specialties: Computational microbiology, WGS analysis, Genomics, Metagenomics, Genotyping and molecular microbiology (PCR, electrophoresis, qPCR, recombinant DNA techniques, ...), bioinformatics (Python, CLCbio, MEGA, Bionumerics, MOTHUR, Linux, ...), prokaryotic phylogeny, ...


Current Experience

  • President

    Since February 2014

  • Doctor-assistant

    Since April 2012
    Analysis Doctor-assistant in the lab of microbiology (LM-Gent). Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences (WE10). Molecular analysis of Xanthomonas, Clavibacter, Dickeya, Pseudomonas, Bacillus. Whole genome sequencing of Clavibacter michiganensis. Large quantity WGS for ANI analysis. ANI, orthomcl, BioNumerics, CLCbio, Python, HPC, ... Until 31 March 2015.

Past Experience


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingSelf-confidenceProblem solvingOptimismInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinkingIndependenceCuriosityCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCoordinationCollaborationApproachabilityAdaptabilityStrategic thinking


Self Assessment :
BioinformaticsBiotechnologyDNADNA sequencingEnglishGeneticsIt skillsMicrobiologyMicrosoft Officemolecular biologyMolecular CloningNegotiationPCRProgrammingProject ManagementRT-PCRScientific methodologyScientific Writing
LinkedIn Assessment :
MicrobiologyGenomicsComputational microbiologyBioinformaticsPCRqPCRGenotypingrecombinant DNA technologyResearchmolecular biologyGeneticsCellLife SciencesscienceLaboratoryBiotechnologyProject CoordinationMycobacteriaDNA extractionDNA analysisDNA sequencingRT-PCRAgarose Gel ElectrophoresisFlow CytometryCell CultureELISAImmunologyMicroscopyBionumericsCluster Analysisgenome assemblygenome annotationPythonPhylogeneticsLinuxDNAElectrophoresisScientific WritingMolecular Microbiology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Guide students Interpret data Report data Write papersAdjust methodsAnalyze dataAssign activitiesAttend investigator meetingAttend seminarsCoach staffCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate with investigatorConduct research at universitiesConduct university research coordinating research projectsData analysisData miningDesign studyDevelop software programsDirect co-workersExecute scientific projectsGuide staffInterpret datalifescienceManage study budgetManage study supplyManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewNegotiate protocol details NegotiationNetworkObserve trends in dataObtain grantsOperate research equipmentOral presentationOrganise meetingsPrepare final reportPreparing referral lettersPresent data at congressPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureReport dataResearch at universitiesReview data interpretationShipment of biological specimenSolve problemsStatistical analysisSupervise techniciansWrite papersWritten presentation


  • PhD in Medical Sciences from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2009
  • ManaMa in Molecular Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2008
  • ManaMa in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2004
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2002
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2000
  • Middelbare school in Wetenschappen-Wiskunde from Sint-Jozefs College in 1998
  • Lagere school in algemeen from Basisschool Sint-Pieter in 1992

Training and Certification

  • Swift 3 in 2017 Training
  • Python in BioNumerics in 2014 Training
  • Python in 2013 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Professional Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Management Scientist
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Lab Technician (Toxicology)
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Ronse, België


Driving License
  • Yes

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