POST-DOCTORAL SCIENTIST, NEUROSCIENCE DRUG DISCOVERY: IMMUNOPET PROJECT AT JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Since June 2012
Primary collaborator on the IWT funded ‘Immuno-Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging’ project for the development of novel antibody imaging tools for the potential diagnosis and treatment response in Alzheimer’s disease. Project responsibilities include the optimization of immunohistochemistry assays for in-vitro/vivo characterization of novel antibodies targeting specific epitopes of beta-amyloid or Tau. Data key for identification of antibodies suitable for radioactive labeling at University of Antwerp (MICA).
PHD: THE ROLE OF PEROXISOMES IN THE FORMATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MYELINATED AXONS.
September 2007 --- November 2012
Investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to neurological deficits in transgenic mouse models of peroxisomal dysfunction. Acquired significant expertise in immunohistochemical and confocal and electron microscopy techniques. Additional techniques acquired include quantitative PCR, Western blotting, isolation of myelin and lipid raft micro-domains and neuronal cell culturing techniques. Collaborations have provided me with a rudimentary understanding of HPLC and gas chromatography mass spectrometry analysis.
in Getting the most of your confocal microscope from University of York in 2010
3rd Bachelor in Pharmaceutical sciences from University of Louvain in 2006
Master in Biomedical sciences from University of Antwerp in 2005
Bachelor's degree in Biomedical sciences from University of Hasselt in 2003
in Latin-mathematics from Don Boscocollege Hechtel in 2001