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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Quality Assurance Assistant
    Since September 2017
    Consultant Valesta Belgium

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    March 2011 --- March 2017
    Start up of lentivirus research at laboratory of virology. Management of graduate students projects. In depth in vitro analysis of FIV replication in primary target cells (monocytes & lymphocytes) and cell lines. Creation of feline lymphoid tissue models to study the role of lymphoid tissues in FIV pathogenesis. Phylogenetic study of FIV strains in Belgium and the Netherlands in cooperation with the Clinic for Small Companion Animals of Ghent University. Taking care of lab animals (cats), blood collection, anesthesia and euthanasia.

  • Quality Assurance Assistant
    July 2016 --- July 2016
    Receive, investigate and settle customers, vendors and suppliers complaints

  • Research Assistant
    September 2010 --- December 2010
    Basic research on cellular autophagy related to neurodegenerative aggregation diseases. Preparation for doctoral scholarship application.

  • Master student
    October 2009 --- June 2010
    EMC Medical Instruments is a company that offers pain relief solutions to patients suffering from pain caused by inflammatory responses induced by disease or surgery (tissue damage). Cooling reliefs pain by reducing tissue swelling and heat build-up, but also slows down the inflammatory response. Reduction of inflammation limits secondary tissue damage and speeds up the healing proces. I did a follow-up of the total bioheat extraction from tissue (the knee) in set time frame with the EMC Continous-Flow prototype. The extracted heat could be correlated to specific patient parameters. The experimental data was fitted in a predictive model that could be used for optimalisation of the EMC Continous-Flow prototype.

  • guide
    August 2008 --- September 2008
    Hasselt University brought the world-renowned Science Tunnel, an interactive, multimedia exhibition created by the Max Planck Society, to the town of Hasselt. In twelve different themes, breakthrough scientific research is showed to the general public. After a short training, I, as one of the guides, provided additional scientific background to the different modules in the exhibition.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCreative thinkingCoordinationDiligenceEfficiencyInnovative thinkingOrganizationProblem solvingResiliency

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Cell biology Animal models Scientific writingAnesthesiaAnimal HealthAntibodiesAseptic TechniquesAssay developmentBioanalysisBiomedical SciencesCell Based AssaysCell CultureCell SignalingChange ControlConfocal MicroscopyELISADiagnosticsDNAFlow CytometryImmunocytochemistry (ICC)ImmunoassaysImmunologyIn VitroInfectious diseasesLaboratory SkillsPCRProject ManagementQA complianceQuality Assurance (QA)Quality Control (QC)Quality ManagementVeterinary MedicineVirologyWestern BlottingWriting Study Procedures and SOPs
LinkedIn Assessment :
Project ManagementImmunologymolecular biologyCell CultureLentivirusResearchscienceHigher EducationStatisticsData AnalysisMolecular CloningBacterial TransformationPCRqPCRWestern BlottingVirus CultureImmunostainingFlow CytometryCell biologyMicrosoft Office

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Analytical skills Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students

Education

  • Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from Ghent University in 2017
  • Master of Biomedical Sciences in Clinical and Molecular Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2010
  • Master Of Biomedical Sciences in Research and Policy from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2009

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    6 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Leuven, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No