Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ghent, Belgium
Since November 2014
The project I am working on focuses on the quantification of antibiotics in the lung mucus of cystic fibrosis patients. I am part of the cystic fibrosis medical team, which consists of several pulmonary specialists, nurses and other researchers. My responsibilities include designing, optimising and validating LC-MS/MS methods for these measurements and organising and executing clinical trials with cystic fibrosis patients (including defending the trial to the ethics committee, writing informed consents, recruiting and informing patients and educating the nurses about the specifics of the trials and sample collection). On the monthly group meetings, I present the latest results to the team and discuss the progression of the project to taylor it to the specific needs of the physicians.
September 2012 --- October 2014
Teaching the practical exercises on the subject of Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry. Guiding groups of students in completing their Pharmaceutical Bachelor Research Project.
PhD Candidate Ghent, Belgium
September 2009 --- September 2014
My project aimed to gain fundamental insight into the physicochemical properties that influence the transport of nanoparticles in human cystic fibrosis sputum and bacterial biofilms, as this allows the rational design of a nanomedicine based treatment.
Trainer Hole Mask Colloidal Lithography
July 2008 --- July 2008
Optimizing the ”Hole-Mask Colloidal Lithography” protocol which I had learned during a 2 months stay at Chalmers during my Master Thesis on the equipment available at imec and training of employees in executing this protocol.
Analytical thinkingApproachabilityCritical thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineKindness
R&D Scientific writingAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical Method ValidationAnalytical methodsAnalytical proceduresAnalytical techniquesChromatographyClinical Data Management (CDM)Clinical researchClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsClinical trial designClinical trialsCommunication SkillsConfocal MicroscopyData AnalysisDeveloping Clinical Trial ProtocolsDrug DeliveryEnglishEthics submission and approval processExperimentationFluorescence MicroscopyGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)Grant WritingHPLCICH guidelinesImmunofluorescenceInformed Consent DocumentsInformed Consent ProcessInterpret clinical trial resultsLaboratory ResearchLaboratory study designLaTeXLC-MSLife SciencesLiquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS)Mass SpectrometryMicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeNanotechnologyPharmaceutical ResearchPharmaceutical SciencesPharmacistsPharmacokineticsPhase IVPhotoshopPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingR&DReport WritingSAPScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingSPSSStatisticsStudy protocolsTroubleshootingWriting Study Procedures and SOPs
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Analyze data Develop clinical trial protocols Develop protocols Guide students Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Search literature on clinical trials Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAdminister, maintain and co-ordinate the logistical aspects of clinical trialsArchive trial documentation and correspondence.Clinical data collectionCoach and provide guidance to clinical staff.collaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct the trialConfirm protocol complianceCoordinate with the ethics commiteeCreate clinical documentsCreate study documentsData validationDesign clinical trialDesign exclusion criteriaDesign inclusion criteriaDesign protocolsDesign scientific experimentsDevelop ICH/GCP compliant processesDevelop study timelinesEnsure data integrityEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Ethics committee applicationEthics committee submissionsGuide studentsInteract with ethics committeeInterpret analytical resultsInterpret scientific dataManage research projectsManuscript preparation and reviewNegotiate protocol details Oral presentationPresent data at congressUse fluorescence microscopyWrite final reportsFluorescence recovery after photobleachingSingle particle tracking microscopyNanoparticle synthesis and functionilisation Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching Single particle tracking microscopy Nanoparticle synthesis and functionilisation
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ghent University in 2014
Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences: drug development from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2009
Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Master in Drug Development from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2009
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2007
Training and Certification
Basic statistics in 2016 Training
Medical ethics and law in 2016 Training
SPSS in 2016 Training
ICH Good Clinical Practice in 2016 Certification
First aid Certification