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Summary

Technical skills - Genomics: Gene expression analysis (cDNA-AFLP, microarrays, qRT-PCR,RNA seq) Forward genetics (mutant screen, next-gen sequencing-based mapping) - Proteomics: General protein biochemistry In vivo identification of protein complexes using IP-MS/MS Identification of protein complexes by Tandem Affinity Purification (TAP) technology - Bioinformatics: Standard bioinformatics tools (Blast, Cytoscape, FASTA, …) Network and systems biology analysis (ENIGMA, LeMoNe, Cytoscape, CORNET, Ariadne, AraCyc, AmiGO, BiNGO, Genevestigator, BAR, …) Gene expression analysis tools (R, Bioconductor, cluster analysis, …) Genome analyses (SHOREmap, PLAZA, …) Basic knowledge of (Bio)Linux, Perl, EMBOSS, … - Epigenetics: DNA methylation studies (MS-AFLP, cytosine extension assay, …) - Translatomics: Translational control of gene expression (isolation of polysomal RNA; ribosome footprinting, …) -Physiology: Growth analysis of transgenics Plant stress assays Photosynthetic measurements (PAM, Walz) - Molecular Biology: General DNA and RNA techniques, cloning, plant transformation, cell cultures, … Communication skills High level interpersonal, written and speaking skills through collaborations, supervision, research papers, progress meetings and presentations. Leadership skills Recent improvement of Project Management skills: Project Management Programme (March 2016; Vlerick Business School; Ghent) Project coordination of an industrial R&D project (in collaboration with Bayer Cropscience), supervision and guidance of PhD students and lab technicians. Recent improvement of leadership skills: Project Management course

 

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Since January 2016

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Coordinator
    January 2015 --- January 2016
    project coordinator in the Van Breusegem lab (VIB, Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium). - Coordination and follow-up of industrial collaborations (Cergentis, Globachem, Bayer Cropscience) - Coaching of PhD students - Writing of grant proposals - Involvement and follow-up of patent applications

  • Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Coordinator
    January 2011 --- December 2014
    January 2011 – present: post-doctoral researcher at VIB, Department of Plant Systems Biology (Ghent, Belgium). Project coordinator of an R&D industrial project (in collaboration with Bayer Cropscience). - Coaching of two technicians and a PhD student - Integration of data obtained by three parties - Responsible for operational planning: monthly meetings with Bayer Cropscience - Experience in patent applications

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    February 2008 --- December 2010
    post-doctoral researcher at VIB, Department of Plant Systems Biology (Ghent, Belgium). R&D industrial project (in collaboration with Bayer Cropscience): Exploring genetic and epigenetic mechanisms towards the improvement of photosynthetic efficiency, abiotic stress tolerance and vigor in oilseed rape plants. - Basic research complemented with the development and implication of new genomics-related protocols - Reporting and meetings with Bayer Cropscience

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Plant Biotechnologymolecular biologyBiotechnologyGenomicsBioinformaticsBiochemistryGeneticsLife SciencesPlant Breeding

Education

  • PhD in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2007

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No