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Current Experience

  • Research Assistant

    Since October 2015

Past Experience

  • Research Assistant

    January 2011 --- September 2015
    for my phd project, i studied the historical occurrence of sturgeon (acipenser sp.) in the north sea through a combined genetic and morphological Analysis of archaeological sturgeon remains and museum specimens.

  • PhD student

    October 2010 --- September 2015

  • Research Assistant

    June 2011 --- October 2011
    data acquisition manager - collection and input of belgian archaeozoological data for the belgian bioarchaeological inventory (


Self Assessment :
CollaborationCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilityWillingness to compromiseFlexibility


Self Assessment :
ancient DNA analysisGeometric morphometricsTraditional morphometry Scientific writingBiologyData AnalysisData entryData cleaningData ManagementDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingElectrophoresisEnglishEnvironmental ScienceGenetic polymorphismGeneticsGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Grant PreparationGrant Writinggrant writing and designLaboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsMicrosoft OfficeOutlookPCRPresentation SkillsResearchScientific WritingStatistical Data AnalysisTeamwork
LinkedIn Assessment :
BiodiversityGeneticsEcologyscienceEvolutionLife SciencesLifesciences

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Guide students Report data Search literature on clinical trials Write papers Interpret dataAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companycollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollect dataCompile informationConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesConduct university research Design scientific projects (in biology)drafting grant applicationsExecute scientific projectsGuide studentsInterpret dataInterpret research resultsInterpret analytical resultsLead studiesLiaise with research teamManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewObserve trends in dataOral presentationOrganize scientific projects (in biology)pcrPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congressproject managementPublication of articlesReport study conclusionsResearch at universitiesReview data interpretationReview the interpretation of dataShipment of biological specimenStatistical analysisTeach university studentsUnderstand protocolsUse laboratory techniquesValidate dataVerify dataWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Write papersWritten presentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sciences (Biology) from University of Leuven in 2015
  • Master's Degree in Biology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
  • Bachelor in Biology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2008
  • High School in Modern Languages –Sciences from KOGEKA St. Dimpnacollege in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Essential tools for R (KU Leuven) in 2013 Training
  • Networking for PhD students (KU Leuven) in 2012 Training
  • Palaeogenomic Summer School, organized by Eva-Maria Geigl (Equipe “Epigénome et Paléogénome”, Paris 7, Institut Jacques Monod) in 2012 Training
  • Writing for a general audience in 2012 Training
  • Veiligheid-Milieu-Gezondheid VGM - Training Safety in the Laboratory, KU Leuven in 2011 Training
  • First Aid Certificate (basic course), Red Cross in 2016 Certification
  • French language course (ACE-Groep T) in 2011 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency


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Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • No

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