Since March 2017
• Research focuses on the set up and execution of numerous in vitro and in vivo experimental models to study chronic bacterial infections. • Currently working on a national collaborative project which aims to uncover the ways in which bacteria break through the host's natural barriers to cause infections. Further responsibilities include: • Aiding in the writing of scientific grant proposals to further develop these research projects. • Writing and submitting detailed ethical proposals for the allowance to extend research from in vitro to in vivo models. • Teaching of medical and pharmaceutical students in microbiological methodologies.
October 2013 --- February 2017
• Succesfully created a methodology that is now been used to study vascular graft infections in mice. • Awarded two separate grants for high risk, innovative research projects to stimulate young and interdisciplinary researchers. • Pro-actively pursued my careers goals by attending soft skill workshops on e.g. project management, leadership skills and communication.
July 2013 --- September 2013
Continuing work done during M.Sc. thesis on bioluminescent imaging of African sleeping sickness
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessCollaborationCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismProblem solvingSelf-disciplineSociability
PhD in Biology in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 2017
Master's Degree in Tropical Medicine in Biomedical Research from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2011
Training and Certification
Felasa Type C Certification