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after my Career in the hospitality sector i was looking for a new challenge. during my sabbatical in se-asia i decided to go for a dream: become a Biologist. now, 5 years and two sons later i'm on the point of graduating at the University of antwerp. i can't wait to start a new Career as Researcher/conservationist/nature manager, no matter where it is!


Past Experience

  • Applied Conservation Genetics

    July 2013 --- July 2013
    short learning program: applied conservation Genetics 1 to 6 july 2013 presenters: prof. jp grobler (ufs, south africa), dr. fe zachos (nhm, austria), dr. j roberts (virginia tech, usa) Software: arlequin, geneclass2, structure, clustalx, dnasp, tcs, beast, bayessc, mega, artemis, mstoolkit (an add-on for excell), fstat, theta estimator (a microsoft excell spreadsheet), ldne, genbank. content of the course: - sample collection - organising data - genetic diversity - the hardy-weinberg principle - assignment tests - demographics - animal forensics - genetic drift - hybridisation - phylogenetics learning outcomes: in the feeld of conservation Genetics i'm able to: - plan Research projects and arrange data for further Analysis - determine levels of diversity and Testing for hardy-weinberg - apply assignment tests - apply methods of wildlife forensics - quantify genetic drift and hybridisation - perform phylogenetic analyses

  • Owner

    May 2003 --- December 2009
    5 fte's and some extra employees. open 7 days a week.


Self Assessment :
Critical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-disciplineSociabilityTrust


Self Assessment :
people management BiostatisticsEnglishGeneticsMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointOxidative stressStatisticsTeam Leadership
LinkedIn Assessment :
EcologyEntrepreneurshipscienceTeam LeadershipPADIAquatic EcologyGeneticsdutchPhotographyMarine BiologyLeadershipConservation geneticsPadi Advanced DiverHorecaTroubleshootingHospitalityNature restorationWildlife ManagementResearch


  • Master's Degree in Biodiversity: conservation and restoration from University of Antwerp in 2015
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, General from Ugent in 2013
  • Ondernemersopleiding in Traiteur - Banketaannemer from Syntra Gent in 2001
  • Bachelor in Physical Education Teacher from Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven in 1998

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Aalst, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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