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Professional experience in Project Management for drug development in biotechnoglogy • Leading multidisciplinary project teams (in a matrix organization) for preclinical and clinical (phase 1 and phase 2a) drug development in the biotechnology field • International management of external collaborations: both management of outsourced activities as well as management of partner-funded projects with large pharma companies • Project planning: resource and budget planning • Patent strategy and participated as scientific expert in several oral examinations, opposition and appeal procedures at EPO and USPTO • Assessment and maximalization of project value • Risk assessment, technology and target scouting involvement in business interactions • Grant writing: very familiar with Flemish granting body, IWT, resulting in several successful grant applications with total project value exceeding 20 M€. Also active as external expert for IWT (evaluation of industrial grant applications and PhD candidates). Type of projects: • Neutralizing monoclonal antibody for HCV (preclinical) • Therapeutic poly-epitope vaccines antigens and adjuvants (DNA, viral vector and protein) for the induction of Thelp and CTL responses (preclinical) • Therapeutic vaccine for HCV (from discovery until clinical phase 2a). • Nanobodies for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) (from discovery to clinical phase 1/2 ). • Development of Nanobodies for various targets (auto-immune, oncology, cardiovascular) for international partners


Current Experience

  • Senior Project Manager (PM)

    Since June 2007

Past Experience

  • Project Manager

    January 1996 --- May 2007

  • PostDoc

    July 1992 --- December 1995


Self Assessment :
Project Management Phase I R&DAntibodiesBiological Drug DevelopmentBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyClinical researchCross-functional team leadershipDrug development processEarly development stageInfectious diseasesKnowledge of the drug development processPre-clinical researchR&DRespiratoryTeam LeadershipVaccinesVirology
LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyVaccinesDrug DiscoveryVirologyLeading ProjectsClinical trialsClinical DevelopmentProtein chemistryClinical researchmolecular biologyDrug DevelopmentBiopharmaceuticalsMonoclonal AntibodiesImmunologyProjectsIn VitroBiochemistryLifesciencesAntibodiesImmunoassaysCross-functional team leadershipInfectious diseasesProject ManagementTechnology transfer

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
alliance managementbiotechnologyantibodiesvirologyinfectious diseasesproject managementbudgeting of R&D activitiesObtain grantsclinical developmentvaccinesdiscoveryphase 1phase 2


  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry from KULeuven in 1991
  • Master in Chemistry from KULeuven in 1987
  • in from Klein Seminarie Roeselare in 1983


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Destelbergen, België


Driving License
  • Yes

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