PhD student at BIOMED - Immunology
Since September 2012
during my phd, i aim to determine the cause for cd4+cd28null t Cell expansions and their role in multiple sclerosis. i hypothesize that cmv infection triggers the expansion of cd4+cd28null t cells and that both cmv as well as cd4+cd28null t cells aggravate ms disease. During my PhD, I aim to determine the cause for CD4+CD28null T cell expansions and their role in multiple sclerosis. I hypothesize that CMV infection triggers the expansion of CD4+CD28null T cells and that both CMV as well as CD4+CD28null T cells aggravate MS disease.
Student JobFebruary 2012 --- August 2012
every weekend, i was responsible for maintaining a hybridoma Cell line.
Senior internship - ImmunologyNovember 2011 --- June 2012
project title: defining the neurotrophic and immunomodulatory properties of wharton’s jelly Stem Cells. main accomplishments: mastering facs, qrt-PCR, ELISA, In Vivo experiments (eae and etbr model in rats), isolation and differentiation of Stem Cells.
Junior internship - ToxicologyJanuary 2011 --- April 2011
during my junior practical Training, i determined the paraoxonase (pon) activity in human plasma and Vascular endothelial cells. in addition, i investigated whether α-tocopherolphosphate is a substrate of paraoxonase. main accomplishments: measuring Enzyme Kinetics and antioxidant capacities
Major internship - Physiology and BiophysicsApril 2010 --- May 2010
this internship was divided into 2 projects. first, i studied the effect of maternal Inflammation on the microglia of the embryonic neocortex. the second project evaluated the Transfection of the glycine receptor α3 and the glutamate-sensitive chloride channel in human embryonic kidney (hek) 293t cells. main accomplishments: learning Immunohistochemistry, patch clamp, Cell culturing and Transfection
LinkedIn Assessment :
Master in Clinical molecular science from Universiteit Hasselt in 2012
bachelor in Biomedical sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2010
in Latin - Sciences from Heilig-Graf instituut in 2007
Training and Certification
Attest - Animator in het jeugdwerk in 0000 Certification
Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (FELASA C, proefleider) in 0000 Certification
Certificate in Radiation protection in 0000 Certification
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