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I'm a dedicated, result-driven researcher, who appreciates a challenge in his work. With great interest in biomedical sciences and new technologies, I got into the combined fields of nanotechnology, immunology and oncology. Besides a good knowledge in immunology and oncology, I'm also interested in, drug development, microscopy and nanotechnology.


Current Experience

  • PhD student KU Leuven
    Since August 2011
    In the PhD a new immunotherapy strategy to treat high grade gliomas was developed at a preclinical level. Using whole tumor lysate fragments conjugated to nanoparticles a nanovaccine was created. Showing in vitro potential was followed by successful testing in both an established and a new mouse model. Finally, improvement of the nanovaccine was pursued by adding adjuvants. During my PhD I have developed a number of skills improving my competences as a researcher. I acquired an expertise in immunology and techniques used in the field e.g. tissue culture, flow cytometry, ELISA and western blotting. I improved my scientific and critical thinking as well as problem solving skills by integrating nanotechnology, as a potential new treatment modality, in the flied of immunotherapy for oncology. During my PhD, good time and project management were very important as multiple experiments and projects had to be performed simultaneously. On top of that, I supervised multiple master thesis students, which further demonstrates the necessity for project management. Finally, progress in presentation skills were obtained by regularly presenting my results at the lab and at international congresses for an audience of renowned scientists.


Self Assessment :
ImmunologyoncologyVaccinesNanotechnologyNanomedicine Animal modelsAllergy and immunology
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell CultureMicroscopyImmunologyFlow CytometryConfocal MicroscopyNanotechnologyscienceScientific WritingWestern BlottingNeuroscienceELISAPCRoncologyAsthma and Allergy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Conduct animal studiesFlow cytometryUse fluorescence microscopy Use a confocal microscopyGuide studentsimmunology assays


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biomedische wetenschappen / Biomedical sciences from KU Leuven in 2011
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2009
  • in Science - mathematics from Vrije Sint-Lambertusschool Westerlo in 2006

Training and Certification

  • Expert laboratory animal leader (FELASA C) Certification
  • Working with ionizing radiation Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Scientist
  • Work From Home:
  • International:

Area / Region

Westerlo, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes