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Summary

Graduate from the ULB in 1980, I worked at the Erasme Hospital and was right away involved with research in imunology. I was also dealing with student end of study works, suggesting scientific subjects in inflammation (a subject of personal interest). Afterwhat I moved to the US, had a position as an assistant at UCLA and started a Ph.D., working on macrophages-osteoclates, interleukins and BMPs. I returned to Brussels and finished my Ph.D. at the IRIBHN on the Erasme campus. I get a position with Innogenetics working on osteocalcine-like molecules (I shared a patent on these) and moved to UTSA (San Antonio, TX, USA) testing several different molecules on osteoclates. In the meantime, I was also consultant for OsteoSA, a private company working on bone growth factors. I moved back to Belgium and started to work as an associate director of the endocrinology research lab at the Bordet Institute, keeping a position as a consultant with Innogenetics. I started at that time a post-graduate training course in business and management at the ICHEC school. I moved again to Bordeaux (France) and worked with the CNRS (centre national de la recherche scientifique - Centre de recherche Paul Pascal) and with a start-up company, Capsulis. I have developped there a new application of small mulilamellar vesicules (liposome-like) in biology and shared two patents with the CNRS. Than, I came back to Brussels and worked as a consultant for the pharmaceutical companies, changed to Florinvest (invest division of Floridienne) and created with the Dr Vandevelde H-PHAR in 2003, a company developping anti-retroviral drugs. Finally, I started to work for the Institute of Public Health in 2010, as the responsible person for the customer relation division, a position that I am still today dealing with.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Head cell customer relations
    Since January 2010

Past Experience

  • VP, R&D Director
    April 2003 --- December 2008

  • Director New Projects
    April 2002 --- March 2003

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
ChromatographyMicrobiologyEpidemiologyScientific WritingscienceCell CultureISO 17025Infectious diseasesR&DPCRLifesciencesLife SciencesClinical research

Education

  • associate researcher in biology (molecular biology) and biophysics from CNRS CRPP in 1997
  • Post-doc in Bone and cancer from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1991
  • pre-doc in Biology, General from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1988
  • Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bone field from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1980

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No