the past 6 years i was responsible for the daily functioning of 13 people in the Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics of hematological and oncological malignancies of uz leuven, belgium. with a critical eye and taking into account the latest technological and scientific developments i reorganised the labflows to create a state-of-the-art molecular Lab that works efficient and cost-effective. all this is done in an iso15189 accredited environment. this experience learned me to guide a group of people to come to a high quality result, to work independently and to perform well under stress.
Since September 2016
Since March 2016
Molecular GeneticistLeuven, Belgium
Since October 2012
tasks: i’m in charge of the daily functioning of 15 people in an accredited environment. i have the final technical responsibility for the molecular results generated in our routine Lab. i need to stay up to date with all new genetic findings in the field of hemato-oncology as well as technical developments in the molecular world. i’m involved in the Validation and introduction of novel tests/techniques according to the iso15189.
Laboratorium for molecular diagnostics of hematological and oncological malignancies, Center for human genetics, UZ Leuven, Belgium
Tasks: I’m in charge of the daily functioning of 15 people in an accredited environment. I have the final technical responsibility for the molecular results generated in our routine lab. I need to stay up to date with all new genetic findings in the field of hemato-oncology as well as technical developments in the molecular world. I’m involved in the validation and introduction of novel tests/techniques according to the ISO15189.
Analytical thinkingCommunicativeCompetitivenessCritical thinkingEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-confidenceAssertivenessOrganization
Cell biology Labtechnician Scientific writingBiomarkersBiomedical SciencesCancerCancer ResearchCell biologyCell CultureCell SignalingDiagnosticsDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingDrug DiscoveryEnglishEnzyme AssaysFACSFlow CytometryGel ElectrophoresisGeneticsGenomicsGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Grant WritingGraphPad PrismHematologyHealthcare ReimbursementHospitalsIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)ISOLaboratoryLaboratory ManagementLaboratory ResearchLaboratory TechniquesLeadershipLife SciencesMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningMolecular DiagnosticsMolecular geneticsnext generation sequencingoncologyPatentsPatient Follow UpPatient Screening and RecruitmentPCRpeople managementPersonalized MedicinePresentation SkillsQA complianceQuality ManagementQuantitative PCR (qPCR)real-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologyReport WritingResearchRNA isolationRT-PCRScientific WritingTeachingTroubleshootingWestern Blotting
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Analyze data Assure medical quality Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interact with physicians Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Report data Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Write papers Write protocols
Laboratory Geneticist in Human Genetics course BeSHG from interuniversity in 2014
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2009
Pharmacist in Pharmaceutical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2005
Training and Certification
Laboratry Geneticist in 2014 Certification