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  • Experienced in project management (technology/platform development)
  • >10 years of laboratory experience. Hands on experience with a vast range of techniques (cell biology, proteomics, mass spectrometry, HPLC, protein chemistry, molecular biology, …)
  • 4+ years experience in managing, training and supervising people
  • 2 years of industry experience in Biotech/Pharma
  • Able to work efficiently in a matrix structure
  • Experienced in establishing and maintaining working relationships, within and outside the company
  • Well organized, experienced in multitasking, prioritization and planning

 

Until very recently I worked at Complix (Complix develops therapeutic scaffold proteins called Alphabodies) where I had a dual role as Project Leader and Group Leader. As Project Leader, I coordinated and lead the technological/platform developments within the company. This entails the integration of new technologies, to continuously look for opportunities to improve the platform and coordinate the implementation of such improvements in the lead programs. I also set up and managed collaborations with external partners, both with CROs and academic partners. Finally, as a Group Leader, I supervised a small team of 2 technicians. I have a master degree Bio-engineer cell- & gene-technology, and obtained my PhD in 2008 at the VIB (lab of Prof. Dr. Joël Vandekerckhove). During my PhD, I obtained expertise in cellular biology and a vast range of proteomic tools. Thereafter, I moved on to the Proteomics and Bio-Informatics group where I acquired additional expertise in proteomics, and more specific in mass spectrometry and HPLC analysis. I developed an RP-HPLC and mass spectrometry based protocol to identify ubiquitinated proteins and, amongst others, I also set up a chemical proteomics platform in the department to find and validate the molecular targets of newly developed drugs (in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company).

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Program Leader Platform Development

    May 2014 --- September 2015
    Cell biology

  • Group Leader molecular biology

    September 2013 --- September 2015
    molecular biology

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemical proteomics

    February 2008 --- September 2013
    Mass Spectrometry

  • PhD student

    January 2003 --- January 2007
    Cell biology

  • Master Thesis

    August 2002 --- June 2003
    Cell biology

  • Student Bio-Engineering, cell and gene technology

    September 1998 --- June 2003

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Project ManagementProteomicsmolecular biologyMass SpectrometryCell biologypeople managementProtein chemistryChromatographyBiochemistryHPLCCell Based AssaysBiotechnologySignal TransductionConfocal MicroscopyDiabetesLife SciencesCell CultureBioinformaticsFluorescence MicroscopyLC-MSProtein Purification

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze proteinmanaging a small teamcoordinating research projectsInteract with CROsData analysisCollaborate with project teamPresent data at congress Create SOPs Interpret data Develop protocols Technology researchAttend seminarsnegotiateCreates a collaborative team environmentSupervise technicianshplcMass SpectrometryUse western blotting techniquemolecular biologycell biologygelelectrophoresisproject management proteomics

Education

  • Master in Bio Engineering option cel and gene technology from Ghent University in 2003

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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