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I am competent in and enjoy communicating research, both orally and written. I work well independently, but I am also a team player. My passion for science, curiosity for cutting edge research and hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving are a combination that would allow me to translate scientific innovation from ideas to commercial reality and is something which I want to further develop. My passion lies with providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and commercialize their disruptive ideas which have either a positive impact on society or on the quality of healthcare. My next step is to gain real-life experience at a VC/consultancy firm or Bio-incubator.


Current Experience

  • PhD student
    Since September 2011
    PhD project: Department of developmental biology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam Understanding the molecular mechanism of X chromosome inactivation. Techniques: CRISPR, FISH, QPCR, FACs, mouse embryonic stem cell culture, cloning Supervision of 3 Master students

Past Experience

  • Msc internships
    September 2009 --- September 2011
    September 2010 - August 2011 Internship: Department of reproduction and development, Erasmus MC Rotterdam - Identification of novel activators involved in X chromosome inactivation - Use of different cloning techniques using BACS and mouse embryonic stem cells October 2009 - July 2010 Internship: Department of cell biology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam - Identifying the role of LGI4 in the development of the gut and intestinal stem cells - Use of techniques such as immunohistochemistry and western blotting

  • Intern
    January 2009 --- June 2009
    Internship: Food & Biobased Research department, Wageningen UR Involved in an international project (Hyvolution) to optimize hydrogen production of C.saccharolyticus cultured in different food waste products. Techniques: anaerobic cultivation of batch- and continuous fermentation and HPLC

  • Intern
    September 2008 --- January 2009
    Internship: HAN Biocentre, Nijmegen Design of a gene expression system for filamentous fungi (Aspergillus). Techniques: site directed mutagenesis and culturing of filamentous fungi Supervision of a Master student


LinkedIn Assessment :
Geneticsmolecular biologyLifesciencesBioinformaticsqPCRCell biologyGenomicsCell CulturePCRDNACancerMolecular geneticsscienceWestern BlottingBiochemistryCellMicroscopyELISAMicrobiologyBiotechnologyChromatographyEpidemiologyImmunohistochemistrySequencingLife SciencesResearchStem CellsReal-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Medicine from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Life Sciences from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in 2009

Area / Region

London, United Kingdom


Driving License
  • No