I am a veterinary doctor with more than eight years of experience in veterinary research. I hold a PhD in the field of infection and immunity from Ghent University, where I currently work as a post-doctoral researcher as well. My area of expertise is vaccine development and infectious diseases.
I am currently seeking a career opportunity within well-established pharmacuetical company, where I can advance my career in vetrinary R&D.
Post-doctoral researcher Ghent, Belgium
Since January 2014
Immunology—vaccines and immunotherapeutics
Developing epitope-based DNA vaccines against Chlamydia infection in pigs and poultry, in a joint project with an industrial partner | Managing a surgical unit to test pharmacokinetics and uptake of immune-based therapies in the gastrointestinal tract of animals under general anaesthesia.
Lecturer and Scientific Researcher Zagazig, Egypt
Since March 2006
Pathology and oncology
Teaching theoretical courses and delivering practical trainings to undergraduate veterinary students. Subjects included general pathology, tumor pathology and pathology of organs and diseases.
PhD researcher Ghent, Belgium
February 2009 --- January 2015
Immunology—vaccines and immunity
Developing an oral vaccine against enterohemorrhagic E. coli infection | Exploring face validity of mouse models in terms of their susceptibility to Escherichia coli colonization.
June 2008 --- September 2008
Studying the influence of the rearing environment on the development of the mucosal immune system in neonates in pig models.
Medical Representative (on part time basis)
January 2007 --- December 2007
Marketing and communication
Performing field visits to physicians and establishing business relationships with key opinion leaders to promote pharmaceutical products.
Critical thinkingAdaptabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCompetitivenessCoordinationCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-confidenceStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise
ImmunologyPathologyInfectious diseasesInfection controlVaccinesImmunotherapies Biostatistics Scientific writing R&DAnesthesiaAnimal ModelsAnimal trialAssay developmentBiotechnologyCell Based AssaysGLPDrug development processGeneral surgeryGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Good Clinical Practice (GCP)HistologyKnowledge of the drug development processVeterinary MedicinePhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Laboratory Animal Medicine
Skills and Expertise
ELISAWestern blottingRT_PCRImmunohistologyCell culture Create SOPs Search literature on clinical trials Use a confocal microscopycloningAnesthesiaDesign studyEthics committee applicationInteract with pre-clinical scientistsManage laboratory proceduresProvide medical insightsmedical writing Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Write papersConduct literature searchesConfocal microscopyCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Written presentationWrite combined statistical and medical reportsStatistical analysisSearch literature on clinical trialsReview protocolsPublication of articlesOral presentationObserve trends in dataManuscript preparation and reviewInterpret dataExecute scientific projectsEvaluate protocolsEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Create SOPsCollaborate with principal investigator Molecular DiagnosticsCell-based assayFACS analysisCytokine assaysCell antigen-recall assaysDNA extractionPlasmid cloningRecombinant protein expressionProtein affinity Purificationproject management Oral presentation
Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from Ghent University in 2015
Master in Veterinary Sciences from Zagazig University in 2005
Training and Certification
Academic Writing in 2014 Certification
Personal Communication and Conflict Handling in 2013 Certification
Poster Design and Presentation in 2013 Certification
Effective Slide Design in 2012 Certification
Principles of Project Management in 2012 Certification
Personal Efficiency: Organization and Time Management in 2011 Certification
Basics of marketing, Zedny Interpersonal Skills in 2008 Certification
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