Professor in Molecular & Cellular Biology
Since March 2012
I am Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), a Dutch-speaking university located in Brussels, Belgium. My duties consist of teaching, research and administrative/societal tasks. Teaching: I am a "docent" in the Flemish academic system. I teach at undergraduate and graduate levels (both lectures and laboratory practicals). Research: I am a "ZAP" in the Flemish academic system. I perform, direct and supervise bio-medically-oriented research on the cell division cycle and cancer biology fields with a strong emphasis in proteins post-translational modifications (phosphorylation and ubiquitination).
March 2011 --- February 2012
Biomedical research in the fields of signal transduction, proteins modification and degradation, cell cycle, and stem cells.
Postdoctoral Fellow & Postdoctoral Research Associate
October 2004 --- February 2011
Biomedical research in the fields of signal transduction, proteins modification and degradation, cell cycle, and cancer biology.
October 2000 --- September 2004
Biochemistry and Cell Biology research on cell cycle using Xenopus laevis as a model organism.
Aiming to achieve a C1-level in Dutch in Dutch/Flemish Language from C.V.O.-B.E.C. Language School in 2017
Ph.D. in Biochemistry - Cell Biology - Developmental Biology from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in 2004
B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry - Cell Biology - Animal Physiology - Neurosciences from University of Montpellier II in 2000
Baccalauréat + Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles in Mathematics and Biology from Lycee Joffre in 1997
High School graduation in Basic Sciences from Colegio San Agustin El Marques in 1994