I am a master student Biomedical Sciences, graduating in June 2016. I am currently looking around for interesting career opportunities in pharmaceutical companies and CRO's. My specialization is Clinical Biomedical Sciences. Thanks to courses which lay the emphasis on clinical trials I already have a broad general knowledge about clinical trials and I was able to acquire an affinity with the pharmaceutical industry.
Master Thesis Leuven, Belgium
Since September 2015
In my Master's thesis, I am investigating the potential role of FDG-PET imaging in the diagnosis and prognosis in of the neurodegenerative diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). More specifically, my aim is to determine whether there is a correlation between decreased glucose metabolism in the frontal and temporal brain regions and cognitive and/or behavioural impairment in ALS patients. The second aim is to determine whether the above mentioned decreased metabolism on PET images can be used as a predictor of survival in ALS patients.
I performed a literature study, data collection and management, cognitive and behavioural testing of ALS patients, PET image analysis and statistical analysis.
My thesis takes place at the department of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at UZ Leuven, under the guidance of prof. dr. Philip Van Damme.
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCritical thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOrganizationProactivityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineResponsibilitySociabilityTrustWillingness to compromise
Biochemistry Biostatistics Cell biology Scientific writingActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesActions and modes of action of human physiologyAdverse Events (AE)Analytical techniquesBiologyBiomedical SciencesBiopharmaceuticalsCardiovascular diseases DiabetesCancerCardiologyCell biologyClinical Data ManagementClinical researchClinical trial designClinical trialsClinical trial budgetingClinical trial managementClinical DevelopmentCRFDrug development processDrug regulatory authoritiesDrug Safety and PharmacovigilanceElectrocardiogram (ECG)Endocrinology and metabolismEnglishEthics submission and approval processGastroenterologyGood Clinical Practice (GCP)GraphPad PrismHospitalsICH guidelinesImmunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunologyInflammationInformed Consent DocumentsInformed Consent ProcessLaboratory Animal MedicineLaboratory TechniquesLife SciencesMedical ImagingMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyNeurologyNuclear radiology OutlookPharmaceutical SciencespharmacologyPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)PhysiologyPowerPointPreclinical regulations and practicesPresentation SkillsPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchPsychiatrySPSSStatistical Data AnalysisStudy protocolsTeamworkUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstand levels of research evidenceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesUrology
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Interpret data Search literature on clinical trialsAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Clinical data collectionCollaborate with medical teamcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Informed consent processInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret scientific dataOral presentationPresent clinical resultsUnderstand protocolsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work under specific instructions
Master in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2016
Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2014
Training and Certification
Biomedical French in 2016 Training
Quintiles Summer School in 2015 Training
ICH-GCP Training in 2016 Certification