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I graduated as a bio-engineer option cell and gene biotechnology in 2004 and obtained a PhD in Veterinary Sciences (molecular virology, cell biology, immunology) in 2010. I have 4 years working experience as a scientist and laboratory manager in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. I am currently working as a laboratory manager in a biopharmaceutical company.


  • Experience as a project coordinator
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 17025, ISO 17043)
  • Experience as a supervisor and mentor of laboratory technicians and students
  • Technical laboratory expertise with a range of molecular, virological, immunological and cell biological techniques


Job interests: R&D/laboratory environment (eg biopharmaceutical companies, development of diagnostic assays, diagnostic laboratories,...), either in a scientific, QA/QC or project coordinating role.


Current Experience

  • Laboratory Manager Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
    Since November 2016

Past Experience

  • Veterinary laboratory expert Torhout, Belgium
    September 2014 --- January 2015


    • Management of a team of laboratory technicians within an ISO 17025 accredited quality system
    • Preparation of accreditation for chemical water analysis

  • Scientist & Laboratory Manager Ukkel, Belgium
    January 2011 --- August 2014


    • Management of a team of laboratory technicians within an ISO 17025 accredited quality system
    • Organization, data-analysis and reporting of proficiency testing according to ISO 17043
    • Review and implementation of procedures and SOPs, logging of deviations, performing root cause and impact analyses, applying corrective and preventive actions
    • Preparation of internal and external audits
    • Coordination of the development, management and commercialization of a serum/milk biobank
    • Coordination of veterinary diagnosis in Belgium: consulting both internal and external partners on a regularly basis, problem solving
    • Preparation and chairmanship of meetings with the stakeholders
    • Certification and batch release of veterinary diagnostic ELISA kits meant for the Belgian market
    • Participation in national and international symposia for reference laboratories

  • Doctoral researcher - Laboratories of Virology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Merelbeke, Belgium
    September 2005 --- March 2010


    • Experience with scientific research in a BSL-2 environment
    • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
    • Active participation in several national and international symposia
    • Guidance of thesis students
    • Organization of practical laboratory exercises for students: cell based and molecular techniques


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCoordinationFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProactivityProblem solving


Self Assessment :
Cell biology Labtechnician R&DAntibodiesBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyCell biologyCell CultureConfocal MicroscopyCommunication SkillsData AnalysisDiagnosticsDNADNA extractionELISAEnglishFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGeneticsICH GCP guidelinesIn VitroImmunoprecipitationImmunofluorescenceImmunologyInfectious diseasesLaboratoryMicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeMicrobiologyMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningPCRpeople managementPeptidesPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Protein ExpressionQuality Assurance (QA)Scientific methodologySDS-PAGESOPTransfectionTroubleshootingValidationVirologyWestern Blotting
LinkedIn Assessment :
ELISACell CultureFlow CytometryWestern Blottingmolecular biologyVirologyimmunofluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopyCell biologyCellPCRImmunologyDNAAssay developmentTransfectionscienceLife SciencesLaboratory


  • PhD in Veterinary Sciences (molecular virology, cell biology, immunology) from Ghent University in 2010
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioscience Engineering, option Cell and Gene Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2004

Training and Certification

  • ISO17025 for the laboratory: training to become internal auditor in 2014 Certification
  • Quality assurance in PCR techniques in 2014 Certification
  • Introduction to monitoring clinical trials according to ICH-GCP guidelines in 2005 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Scientist Scientist Research Assistant Research Scientist Associate Scientist Laboratory Engineer Laboratory Manager Lecturer Lab Scientist Molecular Biologist QA Engineer QA Officer QC/QA Manager researcher Scientific Researcher
  • Work From Home:
  • International:


    Expert has 8 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Sint-Amandsberg, Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes