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Current Experience

  • Veeva Systems Admin

    Tielt, Belgium
    Since December 2017

    i am responsible for maintaining and programming our quality docs management system.

    I am responsible for maintaining and programming our Quality Docs Management System.

  • Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)

    Tielt, Belgium
    Since November 2017

    in addition to my administrative support for the clincal Operations team, i provide scientific support to our Business Development as a part of drc’s consultancy services.

    In addition to my administrative support for the clincal operations team, I provide scientific support to our business development as a part of DRC’s consultancy services.

Past Experience

  • Doctoral Researcher Leuven, Belgium

    September 2013 --- October 2017

    phd thesis: "Biological effects of progranulin in axonal regeneration and frontotemporal dementia"

    during my phd, i was designing and carrying out experiments in a glp environment on a daily basis, building on the expertise i obtained in a wide range of techniques working with: 
    - RNA: high quality extraction, qPCR, rnaseq
    - DNA: Genotyping, plasmid cloning, Sequencing
    - Proteins: co-ip, subcellular fractionation, Western blot, ELISA, silver staining, In Vitro Assays 
    - Cell Culture: Transfection, nucleofection, primary Cell Culture, facs, Immunocytochemistry
    - animals (felasa certification): Neurosurgery, sample collection
    - Microscopy: immunostainings, brightfield and confocal imaging (e.g. leica sp8, zeiss lsm880 with airyscan)

    i frequently reported and discussed the progress of my project with my pi and other members of the Lab.
    during my phd, i also trained and guided a total of 3 master students.

    i presented my findings at different international conferences, making it possible to set up new successful collaborations with other Research groups.

  • Thesis Student

    September 2012 --- June 2013
    thesis title: 'the role of progranulin in acute neurodegeneration'

  • Courier

    August 2010 --- August 2012
    Drug Delivery during the summer holidays


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailEfficiencyInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingCollaborationIndependenceReaction to stressCommunicativeService orientedFlexibilityResult Oriented


Self Assessment :
Writing Study Procedures and SOPsStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Cross-functional team leadershipClinical researchPreclinical ResearchGMPGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Laboratory TechniquesLaboratory SkillsGXPMicrosoft WordMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeClinical trialsProject ManagementICH guidelinesSearch literature on clinical trialsClinical trial managementPre-clinical research
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell biologyCell CultureMicroscopyBiochemistryPCRMicrobiologymolecular biologyScientific WritingBasketballBlood CollectionELISAFACS analysisLife SciencesImmunoprecipitationWestern BlottingMicrosoft OfficeStatistical Data AnalysisqPCRImmunohistochemistryFluorescence MicroscopyConfocal MicroscopyPeripheral Nerve SurgeryCryosectioning

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interact with nurses Interpret data Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsStatistical analysisSolve problemsWrite final reportsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesInterpret scientific dataInterpret research resultsInterpret dataManage clinical trial files/documents


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Life Sciences from University of Leuven in 2017
  • Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Research from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2011

Training and Certification

  • Summer School in Advanced Light Microscopy in 2015 Training
  • Bridging Preclinical and Clinical Development - Great Distinction in 2018 Certification
  • Opleiding Medisch Laboratiorium Technoloog in 2013 Certification
  • Laboratory Animal Science in 2012 Certification
  • Quality Management for Biomedical Laboratories in 2011 Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientific consultant Junior Consultant Management Consultant senior research associate Research associate Biomedical Scientist Molecular Biologist Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Assay Development Manager Associate Scientist Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Advisor Medical Affairs Associate
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Bruges, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


    Expert has 2 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Heverlee, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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