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Motivated PhD looking for new opportunities.


Current Experience

  • Feasibility Coordinator - Clinical Research
    Since April 2013

Past Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    January 2012 --- April 2013
    As a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) at genae associates nv I am involved in start-up activities, study initiation, safety management and monitoring activities for international, multi-center medical device studies for cardiovascular and endovascular diseases.

  • PhD Student
    September 2007 --- December 2011
    Lewy body diseases (LBD) represent a clinicopathological spectrum of disorders ranging from Alzheimer disease (AD) over Lewy body dementia (DLB) to Parkinson disease (PD). Despite the relatively high combined prevalence of LBD, the genetic etiology of these neurodegenerative brain diseases remains to be further elucidated. Unraveling the genetic components of complex human diseases is one of the main challenges in the field of modern human genetics. With this research project we aim to significantly contribute to the dissection of LB associated neurodegeneration by using a combination of state-of-the-art molecular genetic and functional genomic approaches. The identification of novel causal genes (family-based) and genetic risk factors (population-based), as well as the exploration of the mutation spectrum of known LBD associated genes in combination with detailed clinical and functional phenotyping, will lead to a better understanding of the molecular genetic etiology of LBD.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical researchICH-GCPMedical DevicesMolecular geneticsScientific WritingLifesciencesInterventional CardiologyDementiaClinical monitoringClinical trialsGCPBiotechnologyFeasibilitiesmolecular biology


  • PhD Biomedical Sciences in Molecular Genetics of Lewy body brain disorders from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2011
  • MSc Biomedical Sciences in Molecular Biology - Genetics and Neurosciences from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2007
  • ASO in Sciences - Mathematics from Koninklijk Atheneum Turnhout in 2003

Area / Region

Antwerpen, België


Driving License
  • Yes