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Current Experience

  • CEO
    Since January 2015
    Lead organizer of the new 2015-2016 TEDxUHasselt team together with Yves Ruland. Main rol is supervising all aspects of the organization of TEDxUHasselt events in order to achieve an efficient production in a quality manner. Timely counseling, directing, supporting and motivating of all team members in their job responsibilities (in combination with crisis management), the focus laying on the TEDx spirit of creating a niche were cutting-edge ideas can be brought forward and interesting people can connect.

  • PhD Student (IWT Scholarship)
    Since January 2014
    Dissertation to obtain PhD degree at UHasselt. This joint project is a cooperation between IMO and BIOMED. The title is 'Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional PPV-Based Nanoparticles for Multiple Sclerosis Research'. The dissertation will be done under the supervision of Prof dr. Junkers Thomas (Promoter), Prof dr. Hellings Niels (Co-promoter) and dr. Ethirajan Anitha (Co-promoter).

Past Experience

  • PhD Student (BOF Scholarship)
    October 2013 --- December 2013
    Dissertation to obtain PhD degree at UHasselt. The title is 'Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional PPV-Based Nanoparticles for Multiple Sclerosis Research'. The dissertation will be done under the supervision of Prof dr. Junkers Thomas (Promoter), Prof dr. Hellings Niels (Co-promoter) and dr. Ethirajan Anitha (Co-promoter).


Self Assessment :
IndependenceCreative thinkingCommunicativeCollaborationAdaptabilityApproachabilityEfficiencyFlexibilityOptimismInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProactivityTrustAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessAuthenticityCuriosityDependabilityKindnessOrganizationProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplinePerspectiveStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
NanotechnologyCommunication SkillsPresentation SkillsPublic SpeakingGrant WritingBiomedical SciencesLife SciencesCross-functional team leadershipEnglishPolymer ChemistryConfocal MicroscopyFACSFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyCell CultureProblem Solving NegotiationTeam LeadershipSocial Media MarketingApplicationsPresentationspeople managementCoaching Scientific writingTime ManagementAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical techniquesBiomedical EngineeringBudget NegotiationBudgetingReport WritingEvent ManagementNegotiationBusiness StrategyCell Based AssaysData AnalysisExperimentationEthics submission and approval processGel ElectrophoresisLaboratory SkillsGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)In VitroLaboratory ResearchLeadershipLifesciencesMaterials ScienceMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMicroscopyNeuroscienceNMRPowerPoint Cell biologyProtocolPublic RelationsRecruitingResearchscienceScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingSocial MediaSocial SkillsStrategic PlanningTrainingStrategyTeamwork Animal modelsTeachingTeam BuildingTeam ManagementAccount ManagementBudget ManagementFinancial Analysis
LinkedIn Assessment :
CommunicationProblem SolvingTeam WorkNanotechnologyTeam LeadershipProject ManagementTeam ManagementEvent ManagementEnglishBiosensorsScience CommunicationConjugated PolymersMultiple sclerosisConfocal Microscopyblood brain barrierEvent PlanningCoachingPopular ScienceFlow CytometryWebsite CreationStrategy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Analytical skills Guide students Develop protocols Interpret data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdvise on strategyAnalyse growth / improvement potentialAssign activitiesAssist with experimentsAttend investigator meetingAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCell cultureCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct studiesConduct university research Coordinate projectscoordinating research projectsCoordinationDesign protocolDesign studiesDetermine needsDetermine potential relationshipsDevelop protocolsDevelop study timelinesDevelop supply plansDevelop supply strategyDevelop training materialsDirect co-workers to achieve resultEstablish professional relationships with partnersEvaluate protocolsExecute scientific projectsFollow up projectsGuide studentsHandle incidentsIdentify risksInterpret dataInterpret research resultsInterpret scientific dataLead studiesLead teamslifescienceManage research projectsmanaging a small teamManage risksManage multiple projectsManage projects resourcesManuscript preparationNegotiate budget NegotiationNetworkObtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsPeople managementPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPrepare final reportPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congressproject managementPromotional materialsProject probable outcomesPublication of articlesReport study conclusionsResearch at universitiesReview protocolsReview the interpretation of dataReview study protocolsSolve problemsStorytellingTeach university studentsTeachingUnderstand protocolsUse fluorescence microscopyWork cross-functionallyWrite papers


  • Greatest Distinction (summa cum laude) in Master Bioelectronics & Nanotechnology from Universiteit Hasselt in 2013
  • Bachelor Biomedical Sciences in Biomedische wetenschappen (Biomedical Sciences) from Universiteit Hasselt in 2011
  • ASO High School in Science-Math 6h. from Humaniora Kindsheid Jesu in 2008

Training and Certification

  • Laboratory animal science (FELASA B) Certification
  • Laboratory animal science (FELASA C) Certification
  • Radiation Protection (FANC certificate) Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency


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Area / Region

Neerpelt, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes