Scientist with experience in biomedical research in cell biology and oncology, today involved in clinical trials for cardiovascular medical devices.
Since September 2011
Clinical scientist on site at Abbott Vascular in the Clinical Operations Department. Cardiovascular clinical research for medical devices for coronary vascular diseases. Responsibilities: • Lead scientist for a major clinical trial: daily management of the study in close interaction with the project manager. Answering protocol related questions internally (clinical operations, study team members) and externally (on-site research coordinators and investigators); leading and participating in meetings with the Principal Investigator, steering committee, on-site investigators and study team; monitoring laboratory values, compliance to procedures and protocol deviations. • Interacting with the study Principal Investigator for the development of study protocol amendments and publications. • Scientific writing for clinical research: reports for competent authorities, protocol amendments, informed consent, publications, presentations and newsletters. • Coordination of the scientific committee for the review of research grants received from country affiliates.
October 2007 --- September 2011
• Development of new strategies for gene therapy of muscle diseases and cancer. Working on cellular in vitro models, cell lines and tumour models, to study the mechanisms of gene and drug delivery by electric fields. • Teaching activities: tutoring and training of master students, teaching of Biochemistry for first-year students.
February 2000 --- October 2006
Researcher for the preparation of a Ph D in Medical Sciences in the Membrane Cell Biology Department Projects: • At the interface of chemistry and biology, study of novel pH sensitive lipid vectors for gene delivery. (5 scientific publications). • Interaction of gene delivery vectors with a blood-brain barrier model. Study of toxicity and transport of these vectors through this model barrier.
Problem solvingCollaborationInterest in knowledgeAttention to detailResiliency
R&DCardiologyBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologyGene therapyPreclinical Researchoncology
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Develop clinical trial protocols Develop protocols Interact with physicians Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Receptor Pharmacology Search literature on clinical trials Use a confocal microscopy Write papersCell cultureClinical data collectionCollaborate with principal investigatorConduct literature searches
Ph D in Medical Sciences from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2006
Master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) in 1999
Training and Certification
ISO:14155 Good Clinical Practice in 2016 Training
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics in 2015 Training
Concomitant medication – a monitoring guideline in 2012 Training
Introduction to Health Economics Evaluation in 2012 Training
Lab values – a monitoring guideline in 2012 Training
Coronary – sales training and employee education in 2011 Training
Basis for multiphoton microscopy in 2010 Training
Digital imaging in microscopy (Image J software) in 2009 Training
Statistics for biology in 2008 Training
Expert has 19 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)