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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.  


Current Experience

  • 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.

Past Experience

  • PhD researcher Ghent, Belgium
    February 2009 --- January 2015

    Immunologyvaccines 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.    

  • Research fellow
    June 2008 --- September 2008

    Mucosal Immunology

    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.


Self Assessment :
Critical thinkingAdaptabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCompetitivenessCoordinationCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-confidenceStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
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
LinkedIn Assessment :
Mucosal ImmunologyVaccinesImmunologyrecombinant DNA technologyELISAPCRVector CloningProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationWestern BlottingMedical writingLaboratoryGenetics

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
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


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Director - Head of Preclinical Immunology - Bacterial Vaccines Medical Advisor Medical Affairs Associate Medical Manager Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Writer Postdoctoral Researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Regulatory Affairs Assistant Regulatory Affairs Associate Reviewer scientific collaborator Scientific Writer Veterinary Clinical Manager Veterinarian Scientific Researcher Research Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Leuven, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


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

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes