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Valentin Mutemberezi is a holder of a Ph.D in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences obtained in November 2016. Before this degree, He received a B.Sc. in biomedical sciences (option of clinical chemistry) from Institut Paul Lambin, Belgium in 2009 and another B.Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium in 2010. He pursued his studies in pharmaceutical sciences and he received a M.Sc (PharmD) in that field in 2012 from the UCL university, Belgium where he got also an award for the best master thesis.

From September of the same year, he joined the group of bioanalysis and pharmacology of bioactive lipids lead by Prof. Giulio Muccioli at the Louvain Drug Research Institute in Belgium and as assistant at the faculty of pharmacy. He started his research on the role of oxysterols and their metabolites in inflammatory settings. Since January 2013, he is a FRIA/FNRS (Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture) research fellow in Belgium.

Mutemberezi’s research interests involve the development and validation of analytical methods by HPLC-MS to quantify oxysterols, bile acids and other lipid mediators (endocannabinoids, ceramides…) from the biological matrices. He explored the role of these bioactive lipids in the context of inflammation using different models such as LPS-induced inflammation in vitro and in vivo, obesity models, DSS-induced colitis and Multiple sclerosis models (experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, EAE).


Past Experience

  • Freelance health consultant Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    November 2016 --- August 2017

  • Chercheur Brussels, Belgium
    September 2012 --- September 2016

    Scientist research in charge of development and validation of analytical methods by HPLC-MS for bioanalysis of bioactive lipids

  • Pharmacien
    June 2012 --- September 2012
    Pharmacien d'officine

  • Technologue de laboratoire
    August 2009 --- August 2009
    Technologue de laboratoire


Self Assessment :
FlexibilityAnalytical thinkingCollaborationIndependenceOptimism


LinkedIn Assessment :
BioanalysisInflammationBioactive lipidsHPLC-MSpharmacologyPharmacyDrug TestingPharmaceutical ResearchLaboratoireBiochimie

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Method development Analytical skills Develop protocols Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Technology research


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Biological Siences from Catholic university of Louvain in 2016
  • Master in Sciences pharmaceutiques from Université Catholique de Louvain in 2012
  • Bachelier in Sciences pharmaceutiques from Université Catholique de Louvain in 2010
  • Bachelier in Biologie médicale, option chimie clinique from Institut Paul Lambin Belgium in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Maître d'expérience en sciences et médecine des animaux de laboratoire Certification
  • Radioprotection et Médecine nucléaire Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Assay Process Developer Associate Scientist Biomedical Scientist Chemical Analyst Clinical Research Consultant Lab Scientist Pharmacist
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    36-50 h Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:
  • Availability:
    Jul 2018 : 100%
    Aug 2018 : 100%

Area / Region

Opwijk, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes