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i’m a biotechnologist, passionate about molecular biology and its practical Applications, as well as many disciplines beyond it. during my phd Research, i worked on the development of ethically-acceptable and better predictive hepatic In Vitro models for safety Testing of new drug candidates and alike. currently, as a Business Development Manager, i actively support the Translation of in-house know-how into ‘real life’ solutions. i monitor Intellectual Property rights, evaluate project valorization potential and collaboration opportunities. i'm also responsible for searching of external funding, Project Management, including writing of new projects, as well as management of promotional materials. i’m looking for a constant opportunity to learn and develop myself, both, as a professional and as a human being. i’m motivated, flexible and independent person, yet i enjoy working in a team and meeting new people.


Current Experience

  • Business Development Manager at Dept. of Toxicology, Dermato-cosmetology and Pharmacognosy

    Since April 2012

Past Experience

  • Predoctoral researcher at Dept. of Toxicology, Dermato-cosmetology and Pharmacognosy

    May 2006 --- March 2012
    preparing of theoretical background and performing of experimental work (primary hepatocyte isolation and cultures, sirna transfections, rtqpcr/Gene expression profiling, immunoblotting and histochemistry, Spectrophotometry, fluorometry and radioactivity measurements), Analysis of acquired data, defining the problems and seeking out solutions. writing of Research papers and Literature Reviews, preparing progress reports and writing new Research projects, presenting at internal and public meetings. assisting with practical and theoretical courses of Pharmacy students, guidance of master thesis students.

  • Research associate

    January 2005 --- November 2005
    involvement in studies with regard to functional Characterization of immune cells; work with Laboratory animals (intratracheal instillation, bronchoalveolar lavage, peritoneal lavage), maintenance of t-Cell and macrophage Cell cultures, Gene expression profiling (rt-qPCR and macroarrays), ELISA, Gel Electrophoresis, size exclusion and ion exchange Chromatography.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell CultureWestern BlottingTransfectionPCRCell Based AssaysIn VitroGenomicsCell biologyData AnalysisqPCRELISAEpigeneticsBiotechnologyProject ManagementCellImmunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunologyNetworkingBusiness StrategyNew Business DevelopmentLifesciencesToxicologymolecular biologyProteomicsGel ElectrophoresisTechnology transferDrug DiscoveryBiochemistryGeneticsChromatographyProtein chemistryLife SciencesscienceResearch


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2012
  • in Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2010
  • Certificate cat. C in Basic course in Laboratory Animal Science from Ghent University in 2010
  • Master - Engineer in Biotechnology, specialization: Medical diagnostics from Akademia Rolnicza im. Augusta Cieszkowskiego w Poznaniu in 2005
  • Master in Medical Molecular Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2004

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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