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
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
August 2010 --- December 2010
Molecular Immunology Lab,
Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, Faculty of Sciences, UGent
Research field: cancer, angiogenesis, epigenetics
August 2009 --- September 2009
My responsibilties included organisation of packaging.
Creative thinkingAnalytical thinkingInterest in knowledgeAttention to detail
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
Skills and Expertise
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
Expert has 8 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)