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Independent, well-organized, creative and inquisitive food scientist with research experience in protein chemistry and antioxidants by means of UV and fluorescence spectroscopy, (U)HPLC and SDS-PAGE


Past Experience

  • Doctoral researcher in applied biological sciences Melle, Belgium
    February 2012 --- February 2016

    Focus on amino acid oxidation in meat proteins (thiol oxidation, carbonylation, hydroxylation) and effects of synthetic and natural antioxidants.

    Title Ph.D. thesis: Protein oxidation in meat products: Effects of apple phenolics during storage and digestion

    Promotors: Prof. dr. ir. Stefaan De Smet and dr. ir. Katleen Coudijzer


    • Developing experimental design
    • Implementation laboratory analysis: UV/VIS-spectrofotometry, (U)HPLC, gravimetric analysis, in vitro digestion
    • Statistical analysis
    • Reporting at conferences and symposia
    • Writing scientific publications


  • Research internship Copenhagen, Denmark
    March 2013 --- April 2013

    Development of spectrophotometric method for quantification of thiol oxidation in meat proteins.

  • Research internship Cáceres, Spain
    April 2012 --- June 2012

    Training of HPLC method and experiment on effects of apple phenolics on carbonylation of myofibrillar proteins.

  • Research associate Melle, Belgium
    March 2011 --- February 2012

    Flanders’ FOOD project on correlation between physico-chemical and sensory analysis of meat products.


    • Panel leader for sensory analysis: selecting and training panel members, implementing and processing sensory analysis
    • Supervising laboratory technician for physico-chemical analysis
    • Statistical analysis
    • Reporting to project members

  • QA assistant Koekelare, Belgium
    October 2010 --- February 2011


    • GMP and HACCP implementation and control
    • Costumer complaints
    • Support reception and orders

  • Student Internship New Delhi, Delhi, India
    July 2009 --- October 2009

    Internship for master thesis in cooperation with Oxfam (Belgium) and Fair Trade Original (The Netherlands)

    Title master thesis: Implementation of a food safety system in a noodle factory in India

    Promotor: Prof. dr. ir. Mia Eeckhout


Self Assessment :
IndependenceOrganizationCreative thinkingAnalytical thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResult OrientedStrategic thinking


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry R&D Scientific writingAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical methodsAnalytical proceduresAnalytical techniquesCharacterizationChromatographyChemistryData AnalysisElectrophoresisEnglishEnzyme AssaysGel ElectrophoresisHPLCIn VitroLife SciencesMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordOxidative stressPeptidesPilot scale batchesPresentation SkillsProtein chemistryProteinsR&DSASSDS-PAGESpectroscopy Lab scale batches

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
protein chemistryprotein oxidationantioxidantsspectroscopy(U)HPLCSDS-PAGEscientific writingscientific presentations


  • Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences from Ghent University in 2017
  • Master in Applied Bio-engineering: Food-industry from Hogeschool Gent in 2010


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Self Assessment:
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Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist Chemical Analyst Engineer Lab Scientist Laboratory Engineer Laboratory Manager Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Post-doctoral Fellow Project Assistant Project Engineer Project Manager Project Leader R&D engineer R&D manager R&D Scientist Research associate Research fellow researcher Scientific Associate Scientific Researcher Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aalst, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Wetteren, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Schellebelle, Wichelen, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes