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Summary

passionate about creating value-driven microbiome Innovation, i Excel at communicating science to multiple stakeholders to address unmet medical need within patient care. i embody a solutions-oriented yet critical approach that bridges commercial objectives and sound Research in order to drive business revenue and meet targets. for stakeholders and kols, i am a catalyst for communication, credibility, and creativity.

microbiome expertise applied across three Therapeutic Areas: Gynecology, obstetrics, urology

summary skills
• open-thinking Scientist with biotech science liaison and Business Development experience
• phd in vaginal Microbiology, MSc in Nutrition and nutraceuticals
• direct experience in: kol network management, probiotic Product Development and Commercialization, clinical studies & mechanistic Research, Science Communication, Business Development, end-user & stakeholder communication
• established sl & bd track record with kols & clients in europe, asia, and south america
• proactive and comfortable at the boundary of change and uncertainty
• excels within cross-functional teams in goal-oriented, multifaceted, and fast-paced environments
• languages: English (native), dutch (a2 level)

additional skills
• working knowledge of Clinical Trial processes
• confident, open-minded, ethical, and approachable
• excellent networking, writing and presentation skills
• autonomy and enthusiasm combined with determination and hard work
• strong analytical and Strategic Thinking abilities
• diplomatic, interpersonal, and cross-functional Communication Skills
• constantly learning and fearlessly engaged

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Science Liaison

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Since December 2015

    Therapeutic Areas for probiotics: Gynecology, obstetrics, urology, especially urogenital infections

     

    core activities:
    • share, present, and discuss balanced scientific information data about current state of microbiome and probiotic Research with doctors, kols, scientific thought leaders, and Healthcare professionals
    • actively identify, build, and maintain professional and mutually-beneficial kol relationships
    • achievement of rapid kol network growth through credible data dissemination, scientific updates, conference sponsorships, Research support, and exchange meetings
    • collaborate with key thought leaders on all aspects of the Research process
    • continually drive and spearhead development of new internal science liaison team
    • identify, develop, and manage scientific opportunities for new and existing products
    • keep abreast of key science areas (microbiome-dysbiosis, products, therapies) to ensure current, balanced, and competitive knowledge

     

    additional activities:
    • prepare and deliver Presentations to international Health Care professionals, scientists, and the general public in scientific and lay language
    • key contributor for cross-functional initiatives and field-based support within internal departments including Marketing, Sales & bd, r&d, and ra
    • provide internal and field-based scientific Training and product support
    • develop Clinical and commercial Education materials for external and internal use
    • aggressively foster cross-functional synergy between science liaison and Sales teams to promote medical-endorsed corporate Strategy
    • attend and participate in company booth at international, national and regional meetings
    Strategic Partnership development with scientific organizations and Healthcare professionals
    • strengthen the external image and position of winclove probiotics within the market
    Member of 2 scientific advisory boards (probiota americas & beneficial microbes)

    Therapeutic areas for probiotics: gynecology, obstetrics, urology, especially urogenital infections

     

    Core Activities:
    • Share, present, and discuss balanced scientific information data about current state of microbiome and probiotic research with doctors, KOLs, scientific thought leaders, and healthcare professionals
    • Actively identify, build, and maintain professional and mutually-beneficial KOL relationships
    • Achievement of rapid KOL network growth through credible data dissemination, scientific updates, conference sponsorships, research support, and exchange meetings
    • Collaborate with key thought leaders on all aspects of the research process
    • Continually drive and spearhead development of new internal science liaison team
    • Identify, develop, and manage scientific opportunities for new and existing products
    • Keep abreast of key science areas (microbiome-dysbiosis, products, therapies) to ensure current, balanced, and competitive knowledge

     

    Additional Activities:
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to international health care professionals, scientists, and the general public in scientific and lay language
    • Key contributor for cross-functional initiatives and field-based support within internal departments including marketing, sales & BD, R&D, and RA
    • Provide internal and field-based scientific training and product support
    • Develop clinical and commercial education materials for external and internal use
    • Aggressively foster cross-functional synergy between science liaison and sales teams to promote medical-endorsed corporate strategy
    • Attend and participate in company booth at international, national and regional meetings
    • Strategic partnership development with scientific organizations and healthcare professionals
    • Strengthen the external image and position of Winclove Probiotics within the market
    • Member of 2 Scientific Advisory Boards (Probiota Americas & Beneficial Microbes)

  • Chairwoman and Founder


    Since January 2015

    join us on june 13th, 2016 in amsterdam at micropia (world's first microbe zoo)!
    * scan the field of Women's health and the female microbiota(s), and specific challenges and consequences faced
    * meet thought leaders in microbiome Research and Women's health
    * review the current opportunities of probiotics as adjunct therapeutic approaches
    * explore possibilities of collaboration to advance the field
    * continuing Medical Education accreditation applied for!

    Join us on June 13th, 2016 in Amsterdam at MICROPIA (world's first microbe zoo)!
    * Scan the field of women's health and the female microbiota(s), and specific challenges and consequences faced
    * Meet thought leaders in microbiome research and women's health
    * Review the current opportunities of probiotics as adjunct therapeutic approaches
    * Explore possibilities of collaboration to advance the field
    * Continuing medical education accreditation applied for!

Past Experience

  • Scientific Product Steward & Business Developer (Women's Health)

    March 2015 --- December 2015

    probiotic product portfolio: women’s Health

     

    core activities:
    • customer-facing position responsible for creating and sustaining good rapport with business" rel="nofollow">B2B partners and prospects
    • doubled number of business partners within 1 year and rapidly expanded prospect network through evidence-based Sales approach
    • established track-record of working with numerous international clients
    • managed women’s Health probiotic portfolio throughout entire product life cycle
    • built and fostered relationships with international thought leaders
    • provided internal and field-based scientific Training and support
    • developed, communicated and maintained in-depth scientific knowledge for business" rel="nofollow">B2B purposes
    • mined Clinical, business" rel="nofollow">B2B, scientific, and consumer markets for new ideas, thoughts, and feedback

     

    additional activities:
    • prepared and delivered international scientific lectures and Presentations
    Partner relations, including preparation of presentation and Communication materials for investors
    Founder and chairwoman of annual international scientific conference (women & their microbes)
    • interfaced and built strong relationships with key external Partner contact points (medical, Sales, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, r&d)
    • responsible for value creation and Innovation by bridging internal gaps between science and business

  • PhD Candidate

    January 2010 --- January 2015

    • studied Biophysics of Bacteria and Cell adhesion within the human vagina niche
    • published scientific papers in top 25% ranked field-specific journals (isi web of science)
    • recruited collaborators and embraced a multidisciplinary approach to all Research projects
    • supervised four bachelor Student projects including conception, execution, and write-up
    • honed presentation skills through eight international conference Presentations and in-house talks
    • very active on multiple levels of the Student body and phd councils

  • Research Fellow - Department of Biomedical Engineering

    September 2009 --- February 2010

    • recruited to Biomedical Engineering Lab for tailor-made project on bacterial adhesion
    • worked within multiple disciplines (Microbiology, Cell Culture, Microscopy, etc) to achieve Research goals
    • transitioned into a phd position within the same Laboratory

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Scientific WritingMicrobiologyProbioticsBuilding RelationshipsCommunication SkillsCross-functional CommunicationProactive self-starterProject ManagementProblem SolvingTeamworkExperimental DesignBacterial adhesionStrategyPublic HealthKOL managementWomen's HealthUrogenital InfectionsCommunicationmanagementLeadershipMarket accessVolunteeringBiotechnologyBusiness DevelopmentScientific LiaisonEmotional IntelligenceHealthcareProduct developmentLife Sciences

Education

  • PhD, Vaginal Microbiology in Medical Sciences from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2015
  • MSc in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences from University of Guelph in 2009
  • BSc in Kinesiology from York University in 2007

Area / Region

Almere, Netherlands

Others

Driving License
  • No

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