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In the exciting career journey, my PhD is the first quest in which I hope to meet as many interesting people as possible, who can teach and inspire and teach me by sharing their experiences and ideas.


Current Experience

  • PhD student
    Since December 2013
    On earth there is an overwhelming diversity in plants. Their basis, the genome, has undergone many million years of evolution, but the evolutionary forces which led to their current shape and content are still largely unknown. Within the context of my PhD I’m studying these forces acting on loss and gain of genes in angiosperms after whole genome duplication.

Past Experience

  • Project Team Lead
    January 2012 --- October 2016
    Route du Soleil is an event company focused on creating events for young people. Ranging for the biggest hitch-hiking competition to unique surfing and skiing trips around Europe. During different projects of route du Soleil I’ve voluntary lead several teams ranging for the food service to the general leader on site. This includes managing a crews of 5 to 30 people. Route du Soleil brought me a lot of experiences and happiness during several already.

  • Thesis Student
    October 2012 --- July 2013
    Integratie van moleculaire interacties in eukaryote gen regulatorische netwerken. Promotoren: Prof Dr. Yves Van de Peer en Dr. Vanessa Vermeirssen Wetenschappelijk begeleider: Dr. Vanessa Vermeirssen UGent - Vakgroep Plantenbiotechnologie en Bio-informatica VIB - Departement Planten Systeembiologie


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCommunicativeResult OrientedEfficiency


Self Assessment :
BioinformaticsComputational BiologyData AnalysisGenomicsLinuxLife SciencesPerlProgrammingPythonRSequence AnalysisSystems Biology
LinkedIn Assessment :
Bioinformaticsmolecular biologyRBiochemistryRNAseqBiotechnologyPerlLife SciencesUnixSystems BiologyLifesciencesResearchMySQLCytoscapescienceScientific WritingCloud ComputingPython

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Report dataAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyData miningInterpret scientific data


  • Master’s Degree in biochemistry and biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2013
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry and biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2011

Training and Certification

  • Computational molecular evolution (EMBO course) in 2016 Training
  • Project management in 2016 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Bioinformatician Data Scientist Postdoctoral fellow R&D Scientist Scientific consultant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes