Research Assistant Diepenbeek, BelgiumNovember 2015 --- July 2016
i was part of a Research group investigating ways to better filter out contaminating agents (pesticides in particular) in surface water. to achieve this goal, we synthesized multiple molecularly imprinted Polymers (mips; think of them as artificial enzymes with target molecules being imprinted in them), each with varying compositions. their binding capacity and -affinity were evaluated using UV-Vis spectrometry. during this internship, we also synthesized our own building blocks for these mips and cross-evaluated their performances with the conventional systems.
Research Assistant Diepenbeek, BelgiumMarch 2015 --- April 2015
synthesis of star block copolymers with the goal of achieving a unimolecular micelle. Research was mainly focused on bulk Polymerization under UV-light stimulus. succes was evaluated through h-NMR and gpc data. experience in working methodically and cleanly in the Lab, as well as properly using synthetic Lab equipment such as rotavaps, vaccuum pumps and ovens, ... were also included in this Training.
Research Assistant Diepenbeek, BelgiumFebruary 2015 --- March 2015
assistant in the Research for 3d-hydrogel based cell cultures for lung cells. the goal of this Research was to develop a viable 3d Cell Culture that actually mimics In Vivo circumstances, as opposed to 2d cell cultures. Analysis of the created samples was performed with Fluorescence Confocal Microscopy and cell stainings. furthermore i gained experience in working under flow chambers and working with incubation ovens. working under sterile conditions was also part of my Training.
AdaptabilityCollaborationCreative thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismResponsibilitySociabilityTrust
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Control data Interpret data Lab scale batches Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Use a confocal microscopyAdjust methodsAdjust processes Biomarker ResearchCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesExecute scientific projectsInterpret electrical schematicsOral presentationpcrPresent data at congressSolid state development Teach university studentsTeachingUse laboratory techniquesUse fluorescence microscopyWrite medical reports
Master-graad in Biomedical sciences (bachelor); Bio-electronics and Nanotechnology (master) from Universiteit Hasselt in 2016
Training and Certification
Junior training in 3D cell cultures in 2015 Training
Junior training in star block-copolymer synthesis in 2015 Training
Junior training in XPS analysis in 2015 Training
Master in bio-electronics & nanotechnology in 2016 Certification
Bachelor in biomedical sciences in 2014 Certification