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Summary

Professional Experience: - Extensive mass spectrometry expertise, concerning method development and validation in the field of small molecules and residue analysis (thyreostats, steroids, veterinary drugs, bile acids, pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated compounds, DNA adducts etc.) - Active involvement in different research topics: Marine toxins, fecal metabolites, boar taint, bile acids, relation between meat consumption and DNA adduct formation etc. - CURRENT research topic: Metabolomic fingerprinting of the human gut phenotype in health and disease. - Substitute department head of Lab. Chemical Analysis - Managing role within the accreditation system of the lab.(BELAC (066-test), according to ISO17025) - Teaching experience (Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Dangers) at Ghent University (in 1st bachelor and 3rd master) Specialties: - UHPLC en LC-MS (ion trap, triple quadrupole, orbitrap, QqToF) experience, method development and validation - High resolution-accurate mass analysis - Detection of residues in various matrices (urine, feed, feces, sediment samples etc.) - Use of GC-MS - Application of static in vitro digestion model - Experience for cultivating human cell line cultures (HT-29, Caco-2) - ATNC (Apparent Total N-nitroscompound) analysis - UV and ELSD-based detection

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Doctor assistent
    Since March 2011

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    March 2007 --- March 2011
    PhD granted by Ghent University at the department of Veterinary Public Health & Food Safety, Laboratory of Chemical Analysis on the project: 'Analytical approaches to unravel the semi-endogenous status of thiouracil'.

  • Junior researcher
    December 2005 --- February 2007
    Was part of the team dedicated to the HLA-Antigen project, designed for the new technology platform “4-MATTM”. My main task within the team was to design, test and improve a new protocol for the purification of HLA Antibodies, and performing the necessary Quality Control routines. The research, mainly based on a trial and error improvement cycle, consisted out of a wide range of analytical techniques.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Analytical ChemistryGC-MSChemistryMethod developmentLaboratoryMass SpectrometryLC-MSBiochemistryProtein PurificationResearchIn Vitroscience

Education

  • With Honors in Master In Biomedical Sciences from Ghent University in 2005

Area / Region

Beernem, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No