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Past Experience

  • PhD student - Study of the plasma metabolic phenotype and evaluation of its ability to detect lung cancer Diepenbeek, Belgium

    October 2011 --- January 2016

    set-up of Research studies, Recruiting subjects, blood Sampling and processing, 1h-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy analyses, multivariate Data Analysis, giving poster/oral Presentations at national/international conferences, writing scientific articles, writing grant proposals, organizing a phd symposium, supervising students and Teaching

  • Senior master internstip - Dietary polyphenols as modulators of lipid oxidation and mitochondrial function Maastricht, Netherlands

    November 2010 --- June 2011

    Recruiting subjects, processing and analysis of Food diaries, assisting with adipose tissue biopsies, blood Sampling, helping with blood analysis (glucose, insulin, free fatty acids, triglycerides, free glycerol, lactate), Statistical Data Analysis

  • Junior master internship - The influence of resistance type exercise training and protein supplementation on body composition a Maastricht, Netherlands

    January 2010 --- April 2010

    oral glucose tolerance Testing (ogtt), one-repetition maximum strength Testing (1rm), processing and analysis of Food diaries and activity diaries, assisting with muscle biopsies, dual Energy x-ray absorptiometry (dexa), supervision of Training sessions, Statistical Data Analysis, helping with blood analysis (glucose, insulin, lipid profile and hormones) and assisting with biopsy analysis (Immunohistochemistry, fiber typing and cross-sectional area)

  • Bachelor internship - The role of neuropoietic cytokines in Multiple Sclerosis Diepenbeek, Belgium

    April 2009 --- June 2009

    Cell culturing, Flow Cytometry, RNA isolation, reverse transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rt-PCR), PCR, dna Purification, recombinant DNA technology, DNA sequencing, Protein isolation and western-blot Analysis


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingReaction to stressResult OrientedSelf-disciplineSociabilityTrust


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Scientific writingBiomarkersBiomedical SciencesCancerCancer ResearchClinical researchClinical Study DesignCommunication SkillsData AnalysisDiagnosticsEnglishEthics submission and approval processGrant WritingHealthcareHospitalsInformed Consent ProcessLaboratoryLife SciencesMetabolismMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordNMRoncologyOncology Clinical ResearchPatient recruitmentPatient Follow UpPatient Screening and RecruitmentPhenotype PowerPointPresentation SkillsPresentationsProblem SolvingProject ManagementProject PlanningProtocolPublic HealthPulmonary diseasesRecruitingReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsScientific methodologyScientific WritingScreen patientsSearch literature on clinical trialsSmall moleculesSpectroscopySPSSStatistical Data AnalysisStatisticsStudy approvalsStudy protocolsSystems BiologyTeachingTeamworkTime ManagementTranslational MedicineValidationInformed Consent Documents
LinkedIn Assessment :
NMR spectroscopyCancer ResearchMetabolomicsMultivariate StatisticsClinical researchPatient recruitmentPlasma Processing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Interact with physicians Search literature on clinical trials Write papers Write protocolsAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyBiomarker ResearchClinical data collectioncollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamCollect dataCollect patient forms and questionnairesCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesData entryEthics committee submissionsExecute scientific projectsGuide studentsHandle callsInteract with ethics committeeInteract with physiciansInteract with nursesInteract with statisticiansInterpret analytical resultslifescienceManuscript reviewManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewObtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPlanning clinical studiesPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congressPresent clinical resultsproject managementPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureResearch at universitiesScreen patientsSet up a clinical studySolve problemsSpecimen processingStatistical analysisTeach university studentsTeachingValidate dataWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Write papers


  • Doctor in Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University in 2016
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University in 2011
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Doctoral School for Medicine and Life Sciences in 2016 Certification
  • Teaching certificates in 2015 Certification
  • Course Biosafety in 2014 Certification
  • Course Cancer in the 21th century: the genomic revolution in 2014 Certification
  • Course Effective Scientific Communication in 2014 Certification
  • Course Academic English in 2013 Certification
  • Course Multivariate Data Analysis in 2013 Certification
  • Organization of a PhD symposium in 2013 Certification
  • Course Presentatietechnieken in 2012 Certification
  • Course the Omics Revolution in 2012 Certification
  • Grant Proposal in 2012 Certification
  • Project and Time Management in 2012 Certification
  • Course Good Scientific Conduct in 2011 Certification
  • Course Lab book taking in 2011 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biomedical Scientist Clinical Data Manager (DM) Clinical Data Reviewer Clinical Project Leader Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Study Nurse (SN) Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Data Manager Data Reviewer Doctor Global Data Manager Junior Scientist Lecturer Manager Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Writer Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Reviewer Science teacher Scientific Researcher Scientific Writer Scientist Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Senior Clinical Study Nurse (SN) Senior Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Senior Medical Writer Senior Project Manager (PM) Senior Scientist Teacher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Leuven, Belgium Limburg, Belgium Limburg, Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 2 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

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