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My personal goal is to carry out high-level biomedical research in the field of molecular and mucosal immunology. Specialties: qPCR, cell culture, gene expression analysis, histology (IHC, AB/PAS, HID), microscopy, IBD animal models, Organoid culture model


Past Experience

  • PhD in Medical Sciences
    February 2011 --- February 2016

    PhD degree obtained 03/02/2016

    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent

    PhD Thesis "Cigarette smoking and inflammatory bowel disease: insights into microbial and immune homeostasis"

    Funded by Special Research Fund (BOF) UGent.

    Technical experience: cell culture, cytotoxicity assays, microscopy, colorimetric protein assays, qPCR, immunohistochemistry, western blot, IBD animal models, genotyping, PCR & gel electrophoresis, organoid culture model

  • PhD student
    August 2010 --- December 2010

    Molecular Immunology Lab,

    Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, Faculty of Sciences, UGent

    Research field: cancer, angiogenesis, epigenetics

  • Job student
    August 2009 --- September 2009
    My responsibilties included organisation of packaging.


Self Assessment :
Creative thinkingAnalytical thinkingInterest in knowledgeAttention to detail


Self Assessment :
Quantitative PCR (qPCR)Luminex Animal models Cell biology Scientific writingAllergy and immunologyBiotechnologyCell CultureEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)Fluorescence MicroscopyGastroenterologyGrant WritingHistologyImmunohistochemistryImmunofluorescenceImmunologyInflammationMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft Officemolecular biologyPathologyOxidative stressPCRPowerPointPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingR&DSDS-PAGESPSSTeamworkTissue Culture
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell CultureqPCRWestern BlottingImmunologyMicroscopymolecular biologyBiotechnologyImmunohistochemistryFluorescence MicroscopySDS-PAGEAnimal Modelsinflammatory bowel diseaseTNBS colitisTNFdeltaARE mouse modelorganoid culture modelDNA

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interact with physicians Interpret data Report data Search literature on clinical trials Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAseptic techniquesAssist with experimentsAttend investigator meetingAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCell cultureCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCollect dataCollect patient forms and questionnairesConduct animal studiesConduct research at universities


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Sciences from Ghent University in 2016
  • FELASA C in Laboratory Animal Science I and II from Universiteit Gent in 2012
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2010
  • Wetenschappen-Wiskunde in from O.L.V. Hemelvaartinstituut Waregem in 2005


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium France Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 3 days per week
  • International:


    Expert has 8 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes