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I am currently working as a bio-informatics PhD student at Ghent University researching the DNA of marine organisms. I am very passionate about combining biology and computer sciences to gain new insights in how these life-forms evolve and adapt. What I truly love about my work is developing and programming new methods to solve problems and thoroughly document each step along this path.


- next-generation sequencing

- microalgae

- gene prediction

- data mining

- UNIX/Perl/Z-shell


Current Experience

  • Bio-informatician / Predoctoral Fellow
    Since May 2011
    Pre-doctoral position: 'Annotation of marine eukaryotes'

Past Experience

  • N2N admin
    January 2011 --- July 2014
    For the bioinformatics center of excellence called Nucleotides2Networks (N2N), I manage the website ( and co-organise the annual N2N symposium.

  • Junior Researcher
    November 2010 --- April 2011
    Pre-doctoral position: 'Deciphering transcriptional regulatory networks in green microalgae: Ostreococcus as a modelorganism'

  • Student Employee
    August 2008 --- August 2008
    * Scripting VBA applications to facilitate daily operations

  • Employee
    September 2005 --- December 2007
    (1day/week): * General Store Management

  • Student Employee
    August 2004 --- August 2004
    * Database Project: compiling an inventory of all Belgian Electrabel warehouse stocks using Microsoft Access.


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCritical thinkingSelf-confidenceProblem solvingInterest in knowledgeIndividualityCuriosityCollaborationAnalytical thinkingIndependence


LinkedIn Assessment :
BioinformaticsComputational BiologyRBiochemistryLaTeXSequence AnalysisSystems Biologymolecular biologyPerlUnixBiotechnologyMySQLPythonVBADatabasesGrid Computing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Control data Develop protocols Interpret data Technology research Guide students Use content management systemsData miningDesign database Present data at congressPublication of articles


  • Master in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2010
  • Bachelor in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2008
  • in Latin-Mathematics from Heilig Maagd College Dendermonde in 2004

Training and Certification

  • Scientific Writing in 2014 Training
  • AA English Slide Design in 2013 Training
  • Project Management in 2013 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Professional Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientist researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Gent, België
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:


    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Gent, België


Driving License
  • Yes