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Current Experience

  • Doctor Assistant Ghent, Belgium
    Since April 2010

    Lecturer-in-charge of course : Integrated Practicum: basic biotechnology (2nd bachelor Biochemistry/Biotechnology)

    Research projects:

    • Systems biology based characterization of medicinal effects of phytochemicals
    • Exploring the pharmaceutical potential of GPCR heterodimers for therapeutic intervention in CNS disorders

Past Experience

  • Scientist Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
    October 2007 --- November 2009

    • Startup lab facilities.
    • Development of flow cytometry based in vitro assays for determination of immunogenicity of proteins/peptides.
    • Responsible for lab facilities and experiments for molecular biology including HLA-type determination, RNA and DNA technologies.
    • Write projects, proposals and reports to clients.

  • Senior Scientist Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
    September 2006 --- January 2007

    Responsible manager of external projects related to inflammation

    Data mining

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Ghent, Belgium
    April 1999 --- August 2006

    Department for Molecular Biomedical Research, Unit for Molecular Signal Transduction in Inflammation-VIB

    Research project: “Identification and characterization of A20 binding ABIN-proteins” and “Identification of cellular targets of the novel protease MALT1”

  • Doctoral Researcher Ghent, Belgium
    October 1992 --- April 1999

    Department for Molecular Biomedical Research, Unit for Molecular Signal Transduction in Inflammation, VIB

    Research project: “Identification and characterization of cellular inhibitors of NF-kB dependent gene expression”


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCritical thinkingOrganizationResult OrientedInterest in knowledge


Self Assessment :
Inflammation signal transduction protein-protein interaction posttranslational modification of proteins G-protein coupled receptors ubiquitination transcriptional regulation NF-kappaB NRF2

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Create SOPs Develop protocols Analyze data Control data Guide students Interpret data Report data Technology research Develop clinical trial protocolsAnalyze proteinAssist with experimentsAttend investigator meetingCollaborate with project teamConduct university research Attend seminarscoordinating research projects Interact with physiciansCreate SOPsDesign scientific projects (in biology)drafting grant applicationsExecute scientific projectslifescienceManuscript preparation Lab scale batchesManuscript reviewOral presentationOrganise meetingsResearch at universitiesUse western blotting technique


  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1999
  • Advanced Master in Molecular Biology from Ghent University in 1992
  • Master in Chemistry from University of Antwerp in 1990
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from University of Antwerp in 1988

Training and Certification

  • basic statistics training in 2015 Training
  • Graphpad prism in 2015 Training
  • Techtransfer training in 2014 Training
  • basisdocententraining in 2010 Training
  • Epigenetic profiling: ChIP and MCIp in 2010 Training
  • Statistics in 2009 Training
  • Liquid chromatography and Mass spectrometry in 2008 Training
  • Bioinformatics: ENSEMBL in 2006 Training
  • Microsoft Project in 2006 Training
  • Multicoclor flow cytometric analysis in 2009 Certification
  • basic principles of flow cytometry in 2008 Certification
  • Introduction to ELISPOT in 2008 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Elementary Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biomedical Scientist Doctoral Researcher Laboratory Manager Molecular Biologist Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Principal Scientist Research Scientist Scientific Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    FTE 100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    FTE 100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Scheldewindeke, Oosterzele, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes