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aurélie candi is a Scientist in dynamic and challenging teams with international challenges and expanding goals. colleagues are often describing me as somebody very creative, autonomous and pro-active that is able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, while being enthusiastic and optimistic. i have proven that i can adapt to very diverse fields of expertise and enjoy communicating progress to colleagues and departmental heads. i liked a lot leading a Drug Discovery programs from target positioning to candidates screening my studies have allowed me to acquire a strong expertise in cellular and molecular Stem Cells Biology. theoretical introduction to GMP, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoviligance and new eu regulations, Regulatory Affairs (pharmed module participants) mobility: europe and abroad high willingness to travel experimental skills: Mammalian Cell Culture, mice breeding, Transfection, samples collection, immunolabelling, Fluorescence and brightfield Microscopy, designing cell-based Assays for In Vitro proof-of-concept of drug candidate DNA and RNA extraction, PCR Flow Cytometry, ELISA


Current Experience

  • Scientist Translational Cell Biology

    Since June 2012
    Drug Development - Identify national and international KOL’s for internal projects and establish successful collaborations by contracts - Set up a collaboration together with the Laboratory of translational Genetics (VIB) for translating genome-wide data to findings for disease selection, patient stratification and biomarkers identification - Initiate and participate to key brainstorm sessions with the team and experts to reach project deliverables - Design robust cell-based assays for in vitro PoC of validated targets, MoA and for prediction of patient stratification; - Determine biomarkers expression in in vitro models for target validation and cancer indication selection; - Project management from target discovery to drug development - People management - Installation of a CDF facility and SOPs redaction for safe use of cytostatic drug by personnel

Past Experience

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences

    August 2007 --- June 2012
    Biomedical Sciences

  • Intern

    January 2007 --- June 2007
    Cell Culture

  • Master Student

    January 2002 --- January 2006

  • Student Rotation Job

    July 2005 --- August 2005


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyBiotechnologyLife SciencesCell CulturePCRAdult Stem CellsSkinCancer Researchgenome protectionmouse modelsTranslational BiologyIn vitro Models for OphthalmologyEx vivo modelsMechanism of Action of drug candidates


  • Good Manufacturing Practice in from Cefochim in 2012
  • PhD student in Biomedical sciences from Free university of Brussels (ULB) in 2012
  • Post-graduate in Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Regulatory affairs from PharMed in 2012
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Spécialisées in Biologie Appliquée et Entreprise from University of Gembloux (FUSAGX)-FUNDP in 2007
  • Master in Biologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire Animale from Facultés universitaires 'Notre-Dame de la Paix' in 2006
  • Bachelor in Biological Sciences from FUNDP in 2004
  • Secondary School in Sciences Latin from Saint Roch Theux in 2002

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