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  • Experienced in project management (technology/platform development)
  • >10 years of laboratory experience. Hands on experience with a vast range of techniques (cell biology, proteomics, mass spectrometry, HPLC, protein chemistry, molecular biology, …)
  • 4+ years experience in managing, training and supervising people
  • 2 years of industry experience in Biotech/Pharma
  • Able to work efficiently in a matrix structure
  • Experienced in establishing and maintaining working relationships, within and outside the company
  • Well organized, experienced in multitasking, prioritization and planning


Until very recently I worked at Complix (Complix develops therapeutic scaffold proteins called Alphabodies) where I had a dual role as Project Leader and Group Leader. As Project Leader, I coordinated and lead the technological/platform developments within the company. This entails the integration of new technologies, to continuously look for opportunities to improve the platform and coordinate the implementation of such improvements in the lead programs. I also set up and managed collaborations with external partners, both with CROs and academic partners. Finally, as a Group Leader, I supervised a small team of 2 technicians. I have a master degree Bio-engineer cell- & gene-technology, and obtained my PhD in 2008 at the VIB (lab of Prof. Dr. Joël Vandekerckhove). During my PhD, I obtained expertise in cellular biology and a vast range of proteomic tools. Thereafter, I moved on to the Proteomics and Bio-Informatics group where I acquired additional expertise in proteomics, and more specific in mass spectrometry and HPLC analysis. I developed an RP-HPLC and mass spectrometry based protocol to identify ubiquitinated proteins and, amongst others, I also set up a chemical proteomics platform in the department to find and validate the molecular targets of newly developed drugs (in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company).


Past Experience

  • Program Leader Platform Development
    May 2014 --- September 2015
    As program leader for platform development, I coordinate and lead the technological/platform developments within the company. My main task is to integrate new technologies, to improve our Alphabody platform even further, to coordinate these activities and to implement these developments in our lead programs. In addition I also coordinate a collaboration with external group (guiding a post-doc) Specialties: Management, Technology Development, Cell biology, Protein Chemistry, Therapeutics, Scaffold protein, pharma

  • Group Leader molecular biology
    September 2013 --- September 2015
    Head of the Molecular Biology group and managing a small team of technicians. Specialties: Molecular Biology, Leadership

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemical proteomics
    February 2008 --- September 2013
    Major scientific Achievements: - Development of a chemical proteomics platform, facilitating companies to find the molecular target of their lead compound. - Development of a new mass spectrometry based protocol to map ubiquitination sites on proteins using the in house developped gel-free COFRADIC technology (patented). Specialties: Mass spectrometry, HPLC, Ubiquitination, Proteomics, small molecules, Chemical Proteomics, Biochemistry, Platform Development

  • PhD student
    January 2003 --- January 2007
    I started my carreer as PhD student in the lab of Prof Joël Vandekerckhove. My research there was mainly focused on the formation of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) which are longknown key mediators in the development of diabetic complications. We discovered a new pathway involved in the formation of these AGEs, and we have demonstrated that these AGEs are also important in other pathologies like cancer. Specialties: Cell biology, cell based assays, Diabetes, TNF, NFKB, Post Translational Modifications (PTM), Cell Death, Signaling Pathways

  • Master Thesis
    August 2002 --- June 2003
    For my master thesis, I worked in the lab of Prof M. Pensaert and Prof H.Nauwynck, at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lab of Virology. During this thesis, I worked together with a small group of molecular biologists and veterinarians and studied the endocytosis of the PRRSV virus in porcine lung macrophages. Specialties: Molecular biology, cell biology, confocal microscopy

  • Student Bio-Engineering, cell and gene technology
    September 1998 --- June 2003


LinkedIn Assessment :
Project ManagementProteomicsmolecular biologyMass SpectrometryCell biologypeople managementProtein chemistryChromatographyBiochemistryHPLCCell Based AssaysBiotechnologySignal TransductionConfocal MicroscopyDiabetesLife SciencesCell CultureBioinformaticsFluorescence MicroscopyLC-MSProtein Purification

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze proteinmanaging a small teamcoordinating research projectsInteract with CROsData analysisCollaborate with project teamPresent data at congress Create SOPs Interpret data Develop protocols Technology researchAttend seminarsnegotiateCreates a collaborative team environmentSupervise technicianshplcMass SpectrometryUse western blotting techniquemolecular biologycell biologygelelectrophoresisproject management proteomics


  • Master in Bio Engineering option cel and gene technology from Ghent University in 2003


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes