I'm part of the scientific staff of the DruQuaR (Drug Quality and Registration) group at the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ghent University. At our lab, the quality aspects of drugs and experiments are of high importance and are assured by implementation of a GMP quality assurance (QA) system. During my research, I use different analytical techniques, mostly HPLC and UPLC-MS. I also gained experience in performing in vivo experiments using radioactively labeled peptides. Beside my research work, I'm responsible for:
- Archive system of electronic and hard-copy reports.
- Update of lab website.
- Communication with external stakeholders.
- HPLC and AAS apparatus and other lab equipment.
- Education: responsible for one of the projects of FaBaP and giving practical sessions to Master students.
Future job interests: Regulatory affairs, Quality Assurance.
Since October 2011
During my Ph.D. I will investigate whether cell-penetrating peptides selectively cross the blood-brain barrier.
Internship Student - Pharmacist
July 2010 --- July 2011
Analytical thinkingKindnessWillingness to compromiseTrustSelf-disciplineProblem solvingProactivityOrganizationInterest in knowledgeFlexibilityEfficiencyCuriosityCritical thinkingAttention to detailIndependence
blood brain barrierAnimal trialPeptidesPharmaceutical IndustryQuality Assurance (QA)Analytical methodsMicrosoft OfficeUnderstanding of regulatory guidelines
Skills and Expertise
Organize scientific projects (in biology)Evaluate impurity synthesisEvaluate impurity identificationEvaluate stability data Manuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewNetworkOral presentationPresent data at congressPublication of articlesQuality control processRegulatory documentationSolve problemsEnsure data consistencyData validation Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Use content management systems Write papersAdjust methodsAdjust processes and methodsConduct university research coordinating research projectsValidate dataEMAFDA
Master of Science in Drug Development from Ghent University in 2011
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ghent University in 2009
Training and Certification
Communication skills basics and negotiation skills in 2014 Training
Registration of packed medicines in 2014 Training
Effective scientific communication in 2013 Training
Multivariate data analysis and design of experiments in 2011 Training
Basic course "Laboratory animal science" (cat. B) in 2014 Certification