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- Scientific expertise:

Molecular biology ; genomics ; In vitro diagnostic ; marker identification ; genetics ; crop improvement ; plant-microbe interactions ; phytopathology ; Tilling platform creation and management ; primer/probe design ; microorganisms detection test set-up.

- Technical knowledge:

PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR, isothermal amplification, DNA and RNA extraction, Cloning, sequencing, AFLP, Southern, northern, microbiology, plant cell lines culture, plant transformation (Agrobacterium, biolistic), microscopy, directed mutagenesis, transgenesis (tobacco, poplar, Arabidopsis), DNA micro-arrays, double-hybrid, proteomics (extraction, in vitro-ubiquitination, phosphorylation, western, immuno-precipitation), Tilling, genotyping, bioinformatical sequences analysis, bioinformatical tools (VNTI, ApE, CLUSTALW), lyophilisation.

- Project management:

Scientific and technological monitoring ; feasibility studies ; project design and writing ; cost determination ; risk analysis; planning; realisation ; publication ; post-delivery follow-up ; constant communication between project members. Numerous projects completed in the fields of crop improvement and in vitro diagnostic.

- Client/marketing aspects:

Building and realisation of client or collaborative projects: analysis of client’s needs, scientific expertise during project design and follow-up with the client for the duration of the project, technical support, presentation at conferences ; scientific papers writing.

- Management:

Laboratories set-up and management. Team management: communication, motivation, members evaluation ; availability ; selection, integration and training of new members. Involvement in university teaching

- Quality, regulations:

Setting-up of QMS ; project management under ISO 9001, ISO 13484 regulations ; CE marking ; GLP. Trained in biological, chemical and radiological risk management ; laboratory waste management ; authorized to autoclave manipulation.


Current Experience

  • Scientific Researcher Rochefort, Belgium
    Since April 2017

    In vitro Diagnotics.

Past Experience

  • R&D project leader Liège, Belgium
    March 2016 --- October 2016

    In vitro diagnostic kits design. Project design and management ; team coordination and management ; analysis and validation of results and data produced.

  • Head of molecular biology R&D Évry, France
    December 2013 --- February 2015

    In vitro pathogen detection kits design. Setting-up of the laboratory; scientific expertise within the company and for projects design; project management; laboratory management; team management (engineer and interns) ; analysis and validation of results and data produced.

  • Head of plant molecular biology laboratory Évry, France
    February 2009 --- May 2013

    Crop improvement through molecular biology. Setting-up of the laboratory and quality management system; scientific expertise within the company and for client or collaborative projects design; project management; laboratory management; team management (engineer and interns) ; analysis and validation of results and data produced. Client report.

  • Post-doctoral researcher Évry, France
    February 2006 --- January 2009

    Functional validation of the pea TILLING platform; functional genomics: identification and characterisation of mutant genes implicated in cell division and differentiation control, methylation, small RNAs biosynthesis and biotic interactions in pea; markers identification and positional cloning of the DGL gene in pea.

  • Post-doctoral researcher Umeå, Sweden
    March 2000 --- December 2005

    Role of DNA-dependant RNA polymerase RpoT;2 in Arabidopsis development, transcriptomics: regulation of the activity of cyclin-dependant kinases during cambial dormancy in poplar; proteomics: study of the stability of cyclin D3 and its interaction with the Retinoblastoma-related protein; stability, ubiquitination and response to auxin of Iaa proteins during dormancy. Genetic transformation of poplar.

  • PhD student Strasbourg, France
    September 1996 --- December 1999

    Characterisation of the Lso oncogene carried by the AB2/73 strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens; definition and analysis of the RolB family of Agrobacterium’s oncogenes; study of host-range/Vir genes relationships in the AB2/73 strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens.


Self Assessment :
CollaborationAdaptabilityCritical thinkingCuriosityInnovative thinkingKindnessResiliencyCoordinationEfficiency


LinkedIn Assessment :
Biologie molmolecular biologyBiotechnologyGGenotypingPCRqPCRPlant GeneticsDNA sequencingPlant TransformationMutagenesisProtein EngineeringProtein-protein InteractionsTillingBioinformaticsCell CultureDiagnostic molIdentification de marqueursAmplification isothermeClonage molAFLPLyophilisation

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze proteinBiomarker Researchbudgeting of R&D activitiesCollaborate with project teamCommunicate with sponsorCommunicate with investigatorConduct literature searchesConduct studiesCoordinate projectsCreates a collaborative team environmentData miningDesign scientific experimentsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Direct co-workersImplement Quality Management System (QMS)Interpret scientific dataLead studiesLead teamslifescienceManage research projectsManage study budgetOral presentationpcrPlan experimentsproject managementProvide technical supportProvide trainingR&D


  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1999
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies in Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1996
  • Master in Biochemistry from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1994
  • Bachelor in Biochemistry from Université Louis Pasteur in 1993
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG) biologie in Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1991


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Project Leader Project Manager R&D Scientist R&D manager Lab Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Limburg, Belgium Limburg, Netherlands Luxembourg North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Wallonia, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Seraing, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes