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Current Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)

    Since June 2014

    in my function as CRA i have been assinged to several Phase II and Phase III studies. indications include; Cardiology (devices), gastro-enterology, Immunology (lupus) and oncology.

    In my function as CRA I have been assinged to several phase II and Phase III studies. Indications include; cardiology (devices), gastro-enterology, immunology (lupus) and oncology.

Past Experience

  • In-house Clinical Research Associate

    January 2014 --- January 2014

  • PhD Fellow

    January 2008 --- December 2013

    this thesis aims to:

    • elucidate the Phenotype and function of ex vivo circulating dendritic cells (dc) in multiple sclerosis (ms)
    • compare the characteristics of In Vitro generated monocyte-derived dc of ms patients with those of healthy controls.
    • investigate the therapeutic potential of tolerogenic dc from ms patients for tailored immunomodulation in the Treatment of ms.


    in this project following i aquired profound experience with following techniques:

    (i) phenotypical and functionel Assays:

    (ii) molecular biology:

  • Student

    September 2006 --- May 2007

    master thesis: involvement of cd11b+ and th17 Cell populations in the development of chronically relapsing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (eae) in mice and the role of interferon (ifn)-gamma.


    for this thesis i acquired experience with following techniques:

    furthermore this project allowed me to:

    • learn efficient and clear ways to communicate and report Lab results
    • improve my Academic Writing skills


Self Assessment :
CollaborationAttention to detailSelf-disciplineCoordinationIndependenceDependabilityOptimismCritical thinkingSociabilityCuriosity


Self Assessment :
Clinical research Animal models Cell biology Medical devicesAllergy and immunologyClinical monitoringClinical trialsCTMSELISAFlow CytometryGCPICH-GCPIn VitroIn VivoImmunologyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficePCRPhase IIPhase IIIPre-clinical researchQuantitative PCR (qPCR)Scientific WritingSerious Adverse Event (SAE)
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell CultureELISAFlow Cytometrymolecular biologyResearchMicroscopyCell biologyImmunologyMicrosoft OfficeCellCell Based AssaysEnglishClinical researchLifesciencesPCRScientific WritingdutchLife SciencesStatisticsAnalysisSPSSGraphPad PrismIn VitroCROICH-GCPClinical trials

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Monitor a clinical study Report data Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAnalyze dataAssess site feasibilityConduct close-out visitsConduct site initiationConduct monitor visitsConduct research at universitiesConduct literature searchesConfirm protocol complianceEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Interact with pre-clinical scientistsManage Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) Oral presentationReview exclusion criteriaReview inclusion criteriaSerious Adverse Event (SAE) ReconciliationSite managementObtain grants


  • Ph.D. in Medische Wetenschappen from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2015
  • Master in Biomedical Science from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Certificate of animal models in 2007 Certification


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Full Proficiency
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    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Mechelen, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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