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after achieving my scientific studies in chemistry and bioorganic chemistry, i did my ph.d. in the field of amino acids and Peptides synthesis and i acquired good knowledges of Organic chemistry and advanced skills especially in peptide’s and nucleoside’s chemistry. a first post-doc at the rega institute in leuven, then a partnership with gilead inc. (and an invitation to work in the gilead’s Research center in foster city, us) enabled me to optimize all the issues of a scientific Research life: Strategy, optimization, open-mindedness.

since 2007, i have worked in the center for Innovation and stimulation for Drug Design Discovery (cistim) in different positions. i started in this start-up company as Project Leader involved in an anti-viral project (four Patents and one publication). then, the company grew quickly from 8 until 24 people on 4 years (14 fte scientists in the Medicinal Chemistry Lab), so i applied to the position of Lab manager in order to enhance, rationalize and optimize the global Lab organization (general Policy, safety & prevention issues, Accounting/Purchasing, partnership with providers…). in another hand, i actively participated to several projects (oncology, ion channels) as Chemist (screening, hits Validation, h2l, sar) but i'm now focused on the analytic issues (qc Validation via uplc-ms, HPLC, preparative purifications via rp-HPLC, chiral HPLC seprations, maintenance and improvement of Lab equipment, stay up to date with current technologies and network with and via suppliers, universities, others companies via conferencesand literature.


i think it is now time for me to evolve and assume new challenges. persevering but not stubborn, flexible to reach and improve new knowledge, critical and team player, i have good Communication Skills that allow me to deal with diverse people (academic as well as company environment) that need to be brought together in order to ensure the success of the projects. i believe i can make a significant and valuable contribution in your company and i am highly interested to join your team.


Current Experience

  • Lab Manager, Analytical dept

    Leuven, Belgium
    Since January 2016

    cistim (leuven, belgium)
    Lab manager, analytical department
    o management: Lab organization, general Policy, safety & prevention issues
    o Accounting/Purchasing: chemicals, consumables, equipment
    o Analytics: qc Validation, preparative Purification, chiral Chromatography, methods development

    CISTIM (Leuven, Belgium)
    Lab Manager, Analytical department
    o Management: lab organization, general policy, safety & prevention issues
    o Accounting/Purchasing: chemicals, consumables, equipment
    o Analytics: QC validation, preparative purification, chiral chromatography, methods development

Past Experience

  • Lab Manager, Medicinal Chemistry Leuven, Belgium

    April 2011 --- January 2016

    cistim (leuven, belgium)
    Lab manager
    o management: Lab organization, general Policy, safety & prevention issues
    o Accounting/Purchasing: chemicals, consumables, equipment
    o pipeline: hit resynthesis for Validation before h2l optimization

  • Project Leader Leuven, Belgique

    July 2007 --- April 2011

    cistim (leuven, belgium)
    Project Leader
    o manage a team (2-4 chemists)
    o manage h2l project: project plan (synthetic procedures, timelines, back-up series), ip, biologicalresults (sar, adme-tox, solubility)
    o meetings (presentation and minutes)
    o screening project: identify hit, selection of series, hit resynthesis for Validation.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Leuven, Belgique

    August 2005 --- July 2007

    katholieke universiteit leuven (belgium)
    associated Scientist with kuleuven & gilead Sciences inc.
    o synthesis of new phosphononucleosides
    o team Leader of the hcv-Medicinal Chemistry team (3 chemists)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Leuven, Belgique

    November 2003 --- August 2005

    a great collaboration on several projects with prof. piet herdewijn:
    post-doctoral position in medchem
    o delivery of antisense oligonucleotides using cholesterol-modified sense dendrimers
    o development of a new peptidic prodrug for antiviral use
    o synthesis of modified nucleosides and nucleotides


Self Assessment :
FlexibilityAdaptabilityInterest in knowledgeKindnessOrganizationSelf-disciplineAnalytical thinking


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry R&D Scientific writingChemistryEnglishHPLCLaboratoryMicrosoft OfficePowerPoint
LinkedIn Assessment :
Medicinal ChemistryChemistryDrug DiscoveryOrganic ChemistryHPLCDrug DevelopmentOrganic SynthesisNMRDrug DesignPurificationChromatographyNMR spectroscopySynthetic Organic ChemistryScientific WritingHealth & Safety AdviceCPR CertifiedFirst Aid certified


  • Ph.D. in Bioorganic chemistry from Université Montpellier 2 in 2003
  • Post Graduate Diploma (D.E.A.) in Biomolecular Chemistry from Université Montpellier 2 in 2000
  • Master's degree in Organic Chemistry from Université Montpellier 2 in 1999


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 15 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Anvers, Belgique


Driving License
  • Yes

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