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Summary

I am a recent master graduate in biochemistry & biotechnology and I am  looking for a practical starting function with responsability preferably in the biopharmaceutical- and/or agroscience industry. I have a strong interest and working knowledge in applied & fundamental research concerning plants, microorganisms & pharmaceuticals. I am a hands-on person with a strong motivation and commitment to improve and broaden my expertise with conventional and new molecular biological-genetical methods, techniques and machinery. I would like to contribute in a technical manner to innovative research in the above mentioned fields

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Associate Scientist Cellular Pharmacology Mechelen, Belgium
    November 2015 --- October 2017

    Profiling of small-molecules in early drug discovery up to preclinical candidate delivery via biochemical and cellular assays. 

    Duties/skills: 

    • Running routine and advanced biochemical/cellular assays using a plethora of technologies (luminescence, fluorescence, radioactivity, high-content microscopy,...)
    • Full assay data analysis and quality control
    • Reporting results to project stakeholders and providing input to senior research staff
    • Assay development and validation
    • New technology exploration on small-molecule therapeutics
    • Mammalian (primary) cell culture
    • Understanding complex biological processes 

     

  • Student scientific researcher Leuven, België
    October 2013 --- July 2014

    Master thesis research project : Design and implementation of a in vivo protein - protein interaction sensor in the opportunistic fungus Candida albicans. 

    Aim : Produce recombinant Candida albicans strains expressing fragments of a genetically splitted green fluorescent protein (GFP) fused C-terminally to target genes. Test whether the target proteins interact with one another by fluorescence microscopy. If target proteins interact, the fused GFP fragments recombine and reconstitute a native-like GFP. The target proteins can then be localized to a cellular compartment, in which the interaction takes place,  by fluorescence microscopy. 

  • Student scientific Researcher KU Leuven
    February 2013 --- April 2013

    Master research internship in the laboratory for neuronal networks and regeneration (KU Leuven). Confocal microscopic analysis of retinal ganglion cell degeneration provoked by N-methyl-D-aspartate injection of mouse retinas - a glaucoma model. 

    Duties: Dissection of wholemount mouse retinas - immunohistochemical staining of Brn3a (a retinal ganglion cell-specific marker) - visualization of the Brn3a marker by confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy - Producing high quality images of retinal ganglion cell population in retinas via Brn3a - Digital counting of retinal ganglion cells via Axiovision.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCritical thinkingInterest in knowledgeSociabilityIndependenceCreative thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
molecular biologyMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningMolecular geneticsPlant Physiologyplant biologySignal Transductionrecombinant DNA technology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
pcrCLC workbenchmolecular biologytransfectiontransformationFluorescence microscopycloningCell cultureRT-PCRSDS-PAGEWestern blottingDNA sequencing analysisConduct literature searchesMS office Analyze data

Education

  • Master in Biochemistry and biotechnology from KU Leuven in 2015
  • Bachelor in biochemistry and biotechnology from KU Leuven in 2014

Languages

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Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Assistant Research Scientist Junior Laboratory Technician Lab Technician
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerpen, België Brussel, België Gent, België Leuven, België
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    No

Publications

    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Mechelen, België

Others

Driving License
  • Yes