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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' 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

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