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Summary

I am a motivated PhD student currently working at the KU Leuven in the field of gastro-enterology and I am planning to finish my PhD at the end of this year. At work, people describe me as helpful, a good team-player & a good listener and I seem to absorb information quite fast. Personally I like working in teams as I appreciate the input from others and always like to hear a second oppinion.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • PhD student
    Since September 2011

Past Experience

  • PhD student London, United Kingdom
    January 2014 --- July 2014

    For my doctoral studies I went to London, United Kingdom for a few months to broaden my scientific network and knowledge about afferent nerve recording, a technique to measure afferent nerve activity and effects of certain stimuli (e.g. pressure, inflammatory mediators,...) on nerve activity.

  • PhD student Canada
    January 2013 --- June 2013

    For my doctoral studies I went to Kingston, Canada for a few months to broaden my scientific network and knowledge about afferent nerve recording, a technique to measure afferent nerve activity and effects of certain stimuli (e.g. pressure, inflammatory mediators,...) on nerve activity.

  • Caretaker at Cardiology unit Antwerp, Belgium
    July 2009 --- July 2009

    In the summer of 2009 I worked at UZ Antwerp as a student at the cardiology unit where I was helping the caretakers with their daily tasks. These tasks involved data-entry, ordering and delivering food to the patients, helping patients and nurses whenever needed.

    I really liked this student job since I enjoy patient contact.

  • Administrative Assistant Mechelen, Belgium
    July 2008 --- July 2008

    In the summer of 2008, I worked at SGS Belgium for 1 month as a student where I was mainly performing administrative jobs and data-entry. At that time I was still in my bacherlor years of university but I already wanted to increase my knowledge/exeperience in (bio)medical companies.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilitySelf-disciplineProblem solvingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationKindnessIndependenceFlexibilityCritical thinkingCollaborationAttention to detailTrust

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Biochemistry Scientific writingAnimal trialCell CultureData AnalysisELISAEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyGastroenterologyImmunofluorescenceImmunohistochemistry (IHC)In VitroIn VivoInfectious diseasesLaboratoryMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelRT-PCRSurgery
LinkedIn Assessment :
Electromyography recordings, qRT-PCR, RNA isolation, Immunohistochemistry,CryosectioningParaffin sectioningAnimal work (mice)MicroscopyAnimal ModelsImmunohistochemistry (IHC)Fluorescence MicroscopyIn Vivo

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Interact with physicians Write papersAssist with experimentsAttend seminarsData analysisData entryGastrointestinal diseasesInterpret dataInteract with pre-clinical scientistsManage laboratory proceduresPresent data at congressReport dataWrite papers

Education

  • Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from KU Leuven in 2011
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2009

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Antwerp, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes