Motivated PhD in life sciences.
Good communication, writing and presentation skills
Background in atherosclerosis, immunology and oncology.
Willing to travel.
Ph.D.Student Biomedical Sciences
September 2011 --- December 2015
Supervisors: Prof. Erik Biessen and Prof. Esther Lutgens (University of Amsterdam). Research focus: Dendritic cell subsets in atherosclerosis. Achievements: - successfully implemented new techniques in the lab - improved working protocols - acquired travel grant funding - set-up of international rewarding collaborations - effective training of students Skills: Data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, giving oral presentations, report writing, project management, supervision, critical thinking, time management, self-organization, independence, working towards deadlines, and teamwork.
January 2014 --- February 2014
Internship at the Division of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital under supervision of Dr. E. Janssen. Subject: Dendritic cell cross-presentation.
July 2013 --- August 2013
Internship at the Experimental Vascular Biology lab, Academic Medical Center (AMC), under supervision of Prof. E. Lutgens, known for her work on CD40 and atherosclerosis.
April 2012 --- May 2012
Internship at the Institute for Cardiovascular Preventen (IPEK) under supervision of Dr. N. Gerdes and Prof. C. Weber, a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular diseases.
January 2010 --- January 2011
Youth referee at basketball club Knokke
January 2005 --- January 2011
February 2010 --- May 2010
Internship at the Department of Pathology under supervision of Prof. Esther Lutgens.
Member praesidium Pharmaceutical Student Association Free University Brussels
January 2007 --- January 2009
Sportpraeses at the Pharmaceutical Student Association of the Free University of Brussels. Main responsibilities: organizing and coordinating sports activities.
Critical thinkingCreative thinkingOrganizationIndependenceFlexibilityProblem solvingDiligenceCommunicativeInterest in knowledgeProactivity
Scientific writingWriting Study Procedures and SOPs Cell biologyImmunologyoncologyCardiovascular diseasesFlow CytometryMolecular & Cellular BiologyMedical oncology Biomedical Sciences
Skills and Expertise
Oral presentationCommunicate effectively on different company levels Analytical skills Guide students Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Write papers
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Maastricht in 2015
Master Biomedical Sciences in from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2011
Training and Certification
Medical Immunology in 2013 Training
Master Biomedical Sciences Certification